The bill would tighten up the process by requiring plaintiffs in patent infringement lawsuits to identify the patents and claims infringed in initial court filings.
Jurors will now decide how much Samsung must pay Apple for infringing on several patents with its smartphones.
The two companies have been arguing in front of a jury for four days over the amount of money Samsung should pay to Apple for infringement of five of Apple's patents.
The U.S. Congress should take action to slow a skyrocketing number of "deceptive" patent infringement demand letters sent from patent licensing firms to small businesses, witnesses told a Senate committee.
The two sides will start jury selection Nov. 12 in San Jose, California. The trial will begin immediately after the jury selection.
The Rockstar Consortium that acquired Nortel Networks' patents filed Thursday patent infringement suits against Google, Samsung, HTC and five other companies.
The bill would require companies suing for patent infringement to identify the patents and claims infringed in their initial court pleadings, potentially making it more difficult for patent holders to file broad infringement claims.
Motorola will be forced to pay up or stop making Android phones that infringe on Microsoft's patents.
Security firm Kaspersky Lab said patent firm Lodsys had withdrawn its claims rather than face the verdict of the court in a patent dispute.
HTC and Qualcomm are reworking a radio chip for the HTC One smartphone in order to avoid a U.S. ban on imports of patent-infringing technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.