On December 5, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3309, also known as “The Innovation Act”, whose supporters believe will help to address the issue of Patent Assertion Entities (also referred to as “Patent Trolls”) by placing a greater burden and risk on the asserting parties.  For more information on the bill and its implications, read our Intellectual Property Group’s recent alert entitled Patent Suits Becoming More Onerous for Plaintiffs?, which provides a summary of the bill’s key provisions.