Inventors Oppose Key Provisions In Proposed Patent Reform

Law360, New York (May 11, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An organization representing inventors procuring patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is opposing several key provisions in the patent reform proposal being considered by Congress.

The National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) said it regarded some of the provisions in the proposal as ill-conceived, failing to take into account sufficiently the process of how patents are obtained.

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has drafted a proposal for a radical overhaul of U.S. patent law, including the establishment of post-grant opposition procedures...
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