Bad Faith Assertion Legislation: Troll Solution or More Headaches for Defendants?

Ury Fischer and Noah H. Rashkind

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Over the last several years, legislation aimed at thwarting “patent troll” activity has been introduced in Congress. Continued legislative activity in Congress makes it clear that the problem is real and that businesses are in search of a solution. Despite this burst of congressional activity, patent trolls are unabated and continue to be a thorn in the side of the U.S. economy.

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