We Need a “Loser Pays” Bill for Patent Lawsuits

If we can’t follow Europe’s lead and abolish software patents and get rid of the patent pirates once and for all, we should at least consider a loser-pays bill to prevent superfluous patent lawsuits which seem to litter the space every few years. Forget about the attempt to bring the English Rule to Texas, bring the patent pirate rule! And then, to make it really interesting, if the plaintiff loses, it pays double!

It’s time we got back to competing on service and value.