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Patent trolling a priority for the White House

The White House has been working on protecting American innovation by taking a closer look at patent trolling. Since June, the White House has been putting together a list of executive actions. They were released on Thursday. Take note that no legislation has been developed at this point. However, the president did ask Congress to develop robust patent trolling legislation this year.

Among the actions suggested are:

  • Promoting Transparency
  • Making Patents Clear
  • Protecting Main Street from Abuse
  • Strengthening Exclusion Order Enforcement
  • Innovation for Global Development

You can see the full list of executive actions and more in-depth definitions by visiting the White House webpage. The Alabama legislature is considering a bill on patent trolling this session.