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Abstract

The economic and social burdens of frivolous litigation have led "academics, policymakers, and even judges to suggest that patent law[s] may have overleaped its proper bounds, or at least become too likely to frustrate, rather than to fulfill, its constitutional purpose of 'promot[ing] the progress of science and useful arts'. The primary causes of this problem are the overly litigious entities pejoratively known as patent trolls, who are collectively responsible for the majority of today's patent infringement cases. Although solutions to this complex problem are evasive, the need for reform is readily apparent. One of the most important and highly debated pieces of legislature surrounding the issue of patent trolls is the Innovation Act. This article introduces the Innovation Act, discusses proposed arguments for and against it, and opine on its merit.

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  • Subject
    • Intellectual Property Law

    • Litigation

  • Journal title
    • Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum

  • Volume
    • 2015

  • Pagination
    • 1-8

  • Date submitted

    29 November 2022

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