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By a bipartisan 24-8 vote, the House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved the Innovation Act (H.R. 9), which would seek to reduce abuse of the patent system.

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By a bipartisan 16-4 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the PATENT Act (S. 1137), which would seek to reduce abuse of the patent system through vaguely worded demand letters sent to businesses by patent trolls.

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The Supreme Court today ruled unanimously against borrowers who sought to void second mortgages in Chapter 7 bankruptcy when their houses were worth less than the balance owed on the first mortgages. ABA filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the cases — Bank of America v. Caulkett and Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona¬ — arguing that the lower court rulings allowing junior liens to be “stripped off” did not align with previous Supreme Court rulings and would cause widespread disruption in housing markets.

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