Patent Reform: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Law360, New York (June 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Patent Reform Act of 2007 purports to "fix" various aspects of the U.S. Patent system that supposedly are "broken." Those efforts include a change in fundamental entitlement to a patent to a "first to file" system; codified limitations on potential recoverable damages for infringement and the procedure in which such damages must be assessed; codification of the requirements for establishing willful infringement; and new restrictions on the venue in which patent infringement actions may be filed.

In addition, the Act would allow for a new...
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