Patent Reform Bill Must Beef Up USPTO To Pass

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 7:19 PM EST) -- To push patent reform past the finish line, Congress needs to focus on boosting resources at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and leave legal questions to the courts, members of the patent law community said Friday.

Industry and Congress have been sparring for five years, among themselves and with each other, over various versions of the Patent Reform Act. But one thing that all parties agreed on during a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Friday was that the U.S. patent system was inching toward...
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