Ex-Fed. Circ. Chief, Others Blast Patent Reform

Law360, Washington (August 30, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on the America Invents Act next week, retired Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul Michel stepped up his crusade against the patent reform bill at a forum in Washington on Tuesday, training his fire primarily on fee diversion.

The bill will stifle innovation and make the patent process more costly, a range of patent experts including Michel said at a forum on overhauling U.S. patent law presented by the National Small Business Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...
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