A key group pushing for change to the US patent system has come out today against a reform bill called the TROL Act, saying the bill “falls far short” of its stated goal of fighting misleading patent demand letters.
United for Patent Reform (UFPR), the main coalition of businesses seeking patent reform, laid out its position in a letter (PDF) sent this morning to the chairs and ranking members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the relevant subcommittee, which marked up the bill this morning.
The letter says that UFPR can’t support the bill as it’s currently written, pointing to language that could allow so-called “patent trolls” to continue sending out scores of misleading patent demand letters.
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