Patent Reform Passes Committee In Unanimous Vote

Law360, New York (July 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill aiming to reform the United States' patent law cleared an important hurdle on Wednesday when it was unanimously passed by the House Judiciary Committee after a markup session.

Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.) said that that the Patent Reform Act of 2007, the third attempt by Congress in the last three years at comprehensive patent reform, promised extensive and much-needed overhaul.

“Our patent system is badly in need of repair,” said Berman. “Patents of poor quality are being granted, and rising costs and lengthy litigation...
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