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Report: US President Obama to announce measures against patent trolls

John Ribeiro | June 4, 2013
The president is expected to announce a package of proposals on Tuesday.

Obama will also likely try to curb the growing use of the U.S. International Trade Commission to settle patent disputes, according to the report. The trade agency has powers to block imports of products that infringe patents and other intellectual property.

The misuse of patents to disrupt competition has been under scrutiny of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC, for example, has warned against the use of standard-essential patents to gain exclusion orders at the ITC.

 

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