Adina Sivaraman

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This Comment explores the SHIELD Act in its entirety. Part II examines the historical background of the patent troll issue--focusing on former legislation and case law that sought to curb patent troll lawsuits. Part III discusses what the SHIELD Act is and what it aims to do. Part IV analyzes the positive and negative effects that the SHIELD Act would have if passed and takes a look at other options for limiting patent troll litigation, while ultimately contending that the SHIELD Act should be reformed to take a stronger stand against patent trolls by taking into account other proposed reforms. Finally, Part V examines the potential impact of the SHIELD Act if passed, as is, before briefly concluding.

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