Beyond Patent Law Reform: How To Create Jobs

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 12:01 PM EST) -- Although politicians touted the America Invents Act as a way of generating much-needed jobs, additional changes may be necessary to jump-start a stagnant economy. Since it appears that Congress refuses to free the U.S. Patent Office from the constraints of “fee diversion,” it may rest upon the USPTO, the patent bar and the Federal Circuit to continue to transform the U.S. patent system to enhance job creation.

Among the possibilities that offer tangible results are granting small businesses further preferential treatment at the patent office, and...
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