The Economic Standard: Consumers Pay When Patent Trolls Monetize ITC Loopholes

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has become an increasingly popular venue for patent complaints, allowing patent trolls to exploit the loopholes in ITC practice for financial gains. Unless the ITC’s statute or practice adjusts to better reflect the realities of modern products and innovation in a global economy, consumers could face drastically fewer choices […]

Coalition Letter to Congress: Curtail Venue Shopping in Patent Lawsuits

Last year, ACI’s Alan Daily wrote two pieces on patent trolls and how these trolls were “shopping” courts to find forums with better legal outcomes.  Today, a broad coalition of think tanks has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would curtail this “gamesmanship” and reduce abusive patent lawsuits.  The letter is […]