A Venture Capitalist’s Second Thoughts on Patent Reform

 

By Scott Sandell in The Wall Street Journal

Initially I was for the plan to go after ‘trolls’ to end abuse of the system. Then I read the bills before Congress.

The patent-reform legislation currently being considered by Congress is touted as a crackdown on “patent trolls,” but it would inflict unintended damage on our innovation economy by making it more difficult for small companies to enforce their property rights against infringers.