Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2013
This bill aims to make it more expensive for non-practicising parties to file egregious lawsuits by making it more expensive to lose as a plaintiff, and thus would file only ones that they are confident to win. This seems that it could also have benefitial and chilling effect to other types prosecution and uses of the legal system in uncivilized ways.
This bill unfortunately would not make illigitmate all patents surrounding the H.264 video codec, so that web developers would be free to include video on websites and not break cooperation with proprietary browsers. In the meanwhile the best solution to making illigitmate the patents for H.264 is to use Theora, VP8 or VP9.
It would be great to have it a requirement for video be in Theora, VP8 or VP9 for goverment video of congress. Then government agencies would see first hand the unnessary repeated work because of computational idea patents, and would wish to solve the conflict too. Could by apropos with the recent Executive Order by President Obama on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information.
As a web developer for artists in Los Angeles, video is a requirement for websites now, and this conflict between codecs is chilling to the cooperation between hackers and artists.