House Sends Long-Delayed Int’l Patent Treaties To Obama

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 3:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives signed off Wednesday on a bill to implement a pair of Clinton-era treaties designed to help American inventors secure foreign patent protection, finally sending the long-stalled pacts to the president's desk.

The House voted in favor of S. 3486, the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act, which the Senate approved in September. If President Barack Obama signs as expected, the two treaties — signed by President Bill Clinton and submitted to Congress in 2007 — can be fully implemented.

The two treaties...
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