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Government Accountability Office Calls for Improvements in Patent Quality

“The GAO reports identify several worrying trends in patent infringement litigation,” said United for Patent Reform Co-Chair Beth Provenzano, vice president for federal government relations at the National Retail Federation. “These include a significant increase in the filing of new cases from 2007 to 2015, and an increasing concentration of patent infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX), a venue known for its troll-friendly rulings and willingness to award enormous damages awards."

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