Posted Jun. 4, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

Premium Lock Obama orders patent changes to combat 'patent trolls'

Published: 2013-06-04 12:03:29
Updated: 2013-06-04 12:03:29

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The crackdown on what critics have called "patent trolls" includes five executive actions and seven recommendations that require congressional action. A White House commission report said more than 100,000 companies were threatened with infringement last year by patent-assertion entities - companies whose sole business is to obtain patents and use them to obtain royalties from businesses that make or use products and services....

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