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Patent Litigation Reform

Without needed reforms that assure that asserted patent rights are legitimate, the ability of businesses owned by REALTORS®, many of which are small businesses, to grow, innovate and better serve modern consumers will be put at risk.

May 11, 2015
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) explains why REALTORS®’ visits this week are so critical. Other stories: patent trolls and HUD-1 changes.
May 1, 2015
On April 29, the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act, or "PATENT Act" was introduced in the Senate.
May 1, 2015
It’s vital that Congress passes patent reform bills without delay, to keep patent trolls from taking their toll on job-creating businesses.
April 30, 2015
NAR President Chris Polychron laid out the problems that the real estate industry is experiencing with patent trolls
April 29, 2015
NAR supports reforms in the PATENT Act to protect American businesses from claims of patent infringement based on patents of questionable validity.



This video highlights the urgent need for federal legislation to protect real estate and other professionals from entities that purchase patents and then use vaguely worded claims to demand licensing fees or threaten legal action.