New Patent Law Offers Few Pros, Many Cons


Relatedly, the America Invents Act does nothing to limit the damages that can be sought in a patent lawsuit, and it also doesn't address the harm done by patent trolls like Lodsys, which have become a scourge on the software industry, especially.

"We hope legislators won't treat the passage of patent reform legislation in 2011 as an excuse to ignore the growing troll problem, which stymies innovation, hurting individual inventors, small businesses, and our economy at large," the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) Julie Samuels.

Pro: There isn't one, except for patent trolls.

Con: With the continuing motivation of sky-high legal rewards, these trolls will continue to be a problem for companies .

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