Patent Reform Now One Signature Away

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 8, 2011, the United States Senate voted 89-9 to send House Bill H.R. 1249 (titled "the America Invents Act") to President Barack Obama's desk. Although a few last-minute amendments momentarily threatened to stall the bill's passage, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the same version of the bill that the House of Representatives passed before the August break. Having received the blessings of both houses of the 112th Congress, the bill now moves directly to the president, who is expected to sign it into...
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