Attorney General Masto Supports Federal Legislation To Protect Business From “Patent Trolls"

February 25, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today she has joined 42 other attorneys general in submitting a letter to the ranking members of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committees, voicing support for federal legislation that will address patent trolls.

    “Consumers, small businesses and non-profit agencies are often targeted by patent trolls, leading many businesses to pay the fees rather than litigate claims in court” said Masto. “Since this issue has the potential to impact our local economy it is important that they are held liable and Nevada consumers are protected.”

      Federal legislation recently passed by the United States House of Representatives requires greater clarity in patent demand letters and includes patent litigation reforms to restrict patent trolls. The attorneys general also support preserving state authority to protect citizens from patent trolls. The legislation would require greater clarity in patent demand letters and include patent litigation reforms that will help limit the power of patent trolls.

        To read the letter, click here.