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Senate Patent Troll Bill Delayed Again

The odds of Congress passing legislation this year aimed at patent trolls took a slight downturn this evening after Senate Judiciary Committee leaders announced they couldn’t reach a deal on the bipartisan bill. While lawmakers have a “tentative agreement in principle,” according to Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, they still disagree on some details. They’ll try again after Congress gets back from its spring break. Lawmakers had hoped to get the bill out of committee this week because time is relatively short this year to get the measure through the Senate and reconciled with a similar patent bill approved last year by the House.

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