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Wed February 26, 2014

'Patent Troll' Bill Clears Kentucky Senate

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A bill that seeks to limit claims of patent infringement of intellectual property in Kentucky cleared the state Senate  onTuesday.

Senate Bill 116 would crack down on patent infringement claims by groups known as "patent trolls," which seek to exploit patent law for monetary gain.

The bill, filed by Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel, passed the chamber by a 31 to 7 vote. But dissenters in that chamber argued that patent enforcement is a federal matter, and that McDaniel’s bill could lead to large companies bullying smaller patent holders.

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