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Obama Goes on Offensive Against Patent Trolls
White House Proclaims Them a 'Drain on the American Economy'
by Karl Bode 02:31PM Tuesday Jun 04 2013
Calling them a "drain on the American economy," this week the White House is promising to take a tougher stance against patent trolls. The White House intends to soon announce that the government will engage in a broad initiative taking aim at such trolls by prompting the USPTO to conquer several outstanding patent issues, while urging Congress to pass further laws tackling patent trolling (there's already five different laws stumbling their way through the legislative process). The White House is expected to officially announce the plan later today, though Techdirt has dissected a leaked version of the initial plan.

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