Fort Wayne, IN
reply to bbeesley
Re: Biggest Patent Troll? The Patent Office.
said by bbeesley:It's already addressed in the SUMMARY of the law:
and what happens when the lawsuit isn't frivolous but is brought by some "little guy" against a big corporation for stealing his novel idea and making billions on it?
The corporation can afford a covey of high priced lawyers, while the little guy can't and when the corporate legal army wins out the little guy would have to pay for the corporations lawyers.
Current Patent law is indeed broken, but as with most attempts at resolving market issues with legislation, this bill can only make it worse.
quote:If it was a legitimate lawsuit, but the plaintiff just did not win, then then they don't have to pay.
To amend chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, to provide for the recovery of computer hardware and software patent litigation costs in cases where the court finds the claimant did not have a reasonable likelihood of succeeding, and for other purposes.