Patent Bill Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act, or the PATENT Act for short. This bipartisan bill attempts to stop abusive patent litigation practices by: clarifying pleading standards; protecting end users; applying "reasonable" limits to early discovery; creates risk for bad actors; curbs abusive demand letters; and increases transparency. The White House has already come out in support of the bill.