Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., has proposed a bill that would continue a temporary challenge provision in the America Invents Act that lets the federal Patent Office investigate and squash patent trolling. The expansion would extend "the provision to include business-method patents challenged by technology start-up companies and would remove the provision's temporary status," Grant Gross writes. "Patent trolls are bullying New York's technology companies, stymieing innovation and dragging down growth," Schumer said.
Senate legislation would expand patent-challenging program
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