The issue of patent trolls has been around for a long time, and many companies have been on the receiving end of litigation from patent trolls that want to make a quick buck.
One of the major challenges when dealing with patent trolls is that defending your position also costs money, which isn’t something that every startup can afford. Hopefully with new legislation, the issue of patent trolls can be reduced, if not eliminated.
The bill encourages judges hearing patent cases to award fees to the winner of an infringement lawsuit. The bill would also require companies filing infringement lawsuits to provide specific details on what patent is infringed and how it is used.