White House Weighs In On Patent Reform

Law360, New York (February 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Bush administration has voiced its strong opposition to the Senate version of the Patent Reform Act in what has become an increasingly contentious debate.

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the White House said Monday that it would oppose the Senate bill (S. 1145) “in its entirety,” unless the section that deals with how damages are calculated in patent infringement suits is significantly revised.

“We believe the resulting harm to a reasonably well-functioning U.S. intellectual property system would outweigh all...
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