As we’ve shared here, here and here on the Catalyst, Congress is currently considering new patent litigation reform legislation. The Innovation Act (H.R. 9) will soon be marked up in the U.S. House of Representatives and yesterday, separate legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate. While these efforts to address abusive patent litigation are well-intentioned – and the Senate legislation is an improvement over the House version – there continue to be issues of concern we look forward to working with Congress to address.
As these initiatives move forward, we’ll continue to share resources that explain both the intent of the legislation as well as the possible unintended consequences of legislation that makes it more difficult for legitimate patent-holders to defend their patents.
New resources include:
- A new backgrounder outlining the concerns our industry has with the House version of the legislation: How the Unintended Consequences of the Innovation Act Could Undermine Patent Protection
- A compilation of concerns other stakeholders have raised about patent litigation legislation: What Others are Saying About H.R. 9: The Innovation Act
We will continue to provide additional resources here on the Catalyst as we engage on this important issue.
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