Legislation to “beat back” so-called patent trolls is a priority that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on and the Senate GOP leadership has said the measure will be a priority in 2015.
Senate Majority Whip Texas Republican John Cornyn told reporters such legislation would be passed in the New Year, reports The Hill.
The idea is to require companies who buy up patents and then sue end-users to disclose more information about the company behind the suit and exactly what they allege is being infringed upon when they file the litigation, as well as other changes.
Cornyn indicated compromise language he and New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer worked out this year would be a starting point.
The White House supports patent reform legislation to curb abuse of the process, we’ve reported.
Radio has two ongoing patent infringement cases, one involving HD Radio and another over music automation and storage technology.