Letter to the Editor from Beau Phillips in response to The Economist article

The patents process is fair

Rolling back the advances that have been made in America’s patent system (“The trouble with patent-troll hunting”, December 14th) would only reduce fairness and vastly increase the cost of patent disputes. You pointed to the example of a small firm with “no in-house lawyers” that has run up expensive bills defending the validity of its asserted patents before the us Patent and Trademark Office. Yet these inter partes reviews are fair, highly successful administrative proceedings created by Congress in 2011.

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