The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday intended to discourage frivolous patent lawsuits brought by patent holders with hopes of large settlements.
The Innovation Act, which passed by a 325-91 vote, has enjoyed the support of tech companies such as Google. The legislation aims to quash frivolous lawsuits by creating new requirements plaintiffs must meet to file patent infringement lawsuits.
The bill, H.R. 3309, would require plaintiffs to disclose more information about each patent allegedly violated, as well as information about the patent holder's identity. It would also limit discovery to core documents, shifting the financial … Read more