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Law360: New Anti-Troll Bill Would Raise Patent Pleading Standard

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 6:42 PM ET) — Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.The Patent Litigation and Innovation Act, or H.R. 2639, was introduced by Reps. Hakeem […]

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Reps. Jeffries And Farenthold Introduce The Patent Litigation And Innovation Act

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”.  The bill represents a bipartisan effort to promote American innovation and job creation in the technology ecosystem by addressing the growing problem of abusive patent litigation. CONGRESSMAN JEFFRIES: “The legislation is designed to […]


Queens Chronicle: Sandy Town Hall Yields Some Recovery Answers

If the two previous town hall meetings in Howard Beach discussing the neighborhood’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy were any indication, many entered St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall on Sunday afternoon prepared for a showdown; a raucous meeting of angry, frustrated and confused homeowners loudly expressing their concerns and obstacles in the recovery from the community’s […]


Forum News Group: South Queens Residents Pack St. Helen’s For Hurricane Sandy Town Hall

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Queens Courier: South Queens Residents Seek Help at Post-Sandy Town Hall

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WCBS NY: 1010WINS: Howard Beach Residents Seek Advice On Continuing Post-Sandy Woes

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WPIX: State and City Officials Calling for Federal Oversight of NYPD After Mayor’s Comments On Stop-and-Frisk

Mayor Bloomberg’s comment about stop-and-frisk on his weekly radio show sparked major backlash from community leaders and politicians — the outrage stemming from hundreds of thousands of stops each year that result in arrests only about 10% of the time. About 90% of those stopped are minority males. Now Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is calling for […]


WSJ: Mayor Bloomberg Defends Race Comments On Stop-and-Frisk

Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered his critics on Sunday with a defiant defense of his comments that the New York Police Department doesn't stop minorities often enough based on murder suspect descriptions. “The numbers are the numbers, and the numbers clearly show that the stops are generally proportionate with suspects' descriptions and for years now critics […]


NYDN: Mayor Bloomberg Stands By His White Frisk Comment As Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls For Federal NYPD Monitor

An embattled Mayor Bloomberg stood by his controversial comments on the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy Sunday — and unloaded on his critics. “The numbers don’t lie,” Bloomberg said, defending Friday’s remark that “we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” His office noted that 87% of people stopped under the policy in […]