Patent Reform Bill Lands In House, Senate

Law360, New York (April 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Leading members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday introduced a long-awaited bipartisan patent reform bill that has lawyers and corporations buzzing with optimism that major changes to the U.S. patent system will be implemented after years of delay.

Among many reforms, the spruced-up Patent Reform Act of 2007 would create a pure “first-to-file” system to bring the United States in line with the rest of the world’s patent systems. It would also create a more streamlined and effective way of challenging the validity and enforceability of...
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