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Jan. 6, 2014

Law360: FTC’s Ohlhausen urges caution on ‘patent trolls,’ by Melissa Lipman

This article originally appeared in Law360 on January 6, 2013.

As lawmakers consider legislation to rein in litigation from so-called patent trolls, the Federal Trade Commission’s Maureen Ohlhausen on Monday emphasized the need to move cautiously in addressing the controversial issue.

The U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a sweeping bill that would raise the standards for nonpracticing entities, less charitably known as patent trolls, to bring patent infringement litigation and the Senate is now considering the issue.

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