Making Patent Litigants Toe The Line On Damages

Law360, New York (April 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On April 18, Congress announced yet another attempt to “reform” the patent laws–the Patent Reform Act of 2007. Most observers give this effort a better chance than previous bills, primarily because the technology industry, supporters of the Democratic majority, is in favor of such reforms and the pharmaceutical industry, who has opposed changes in the patent law, has lost influence in Congress after the change in party control.

Accordingly, since there is a substantial likelihood that patent reform will actually pass in some form this term,...
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