Experts See Courts Filling Patent Reform Void

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the Patent Reform Act dead in the U.S. Senate, at least until next term, experts say that federal courts are deliberately taking on some of the bill's goals, and that a future patent reform bill is likely to be more modest than those proposed so far.

Legislative patent reform, first proposed in 2005, ground to a halt in May, after Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and the bill’s co-sponsor, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), failed to...
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