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(2013: ** Yet another anti-troll measure. This has been passed by the ''House of Representatives'' with a large majority. EFF [https://www.eff.org/cases/six-good-things-about-innovation-act loves it], but it does nothing to stop the main problem)
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* "Innovation Act"
 
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** Yet another anti-troll measure.  This has been passed by the ''House of Representatives'' with a large majority.<ref>http://www.infoworld.com/t/government/patent-troll-bill-clears-house-huge-majority-232218</ref>  [[EFF]] [https://www.eff.org/cases/six-good-things-about-innovation-act loves it], but it does nothing to stop the main problems (which are caused by large software companies).
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** Yet another anti-troll measure.  This has been passed by the ''House of Representatives'' with a large majority.<ref>http://www.infoworld.com/t/government/patent-troll-bill-clears-house-huge-majority-232218</ref>  [[EFF]] clearly [https://www.eff.org/cases/six-good-things-about-innovation-act loves it], but it does nothing to stop the main problems (which are caused by large software companies).
 
* [https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/patent_litigation_and_innovation_act.pdf Patent Litigation and Innovation Act]
 
* [https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/patent_litigation_and_innovation_act.pdf Patent Litigation and Innovation Act]
 
* [https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/stop_act.pdf Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents (STOP) Act]
 
* [https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/stop_act.pdf Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents (STOP) Act]

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Weak "reform" bills are frequently proposed in the USA. At best, some can be called a step in the right direction but even those proposals carry the problem of distracting people from real solutions such as excluding software from patentability or shielding software from litigation. The America Invents Act, adopted in 2011, is a good example. It took five years of work to get it adopted, and it has had no noticeable effect on software patents.

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2013

Three such steps in the right direction were proposed in 2013:

Neither are close to being strong enough to justify using your time to support these instead of abolition.

In the state of Vermont, there's also a proposal:

2012

This was better than the 2013 proposals.

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