Lawyers Don't Expect Big IP Changes Under Obama

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite proposals from president-elect Barack Obama to boost resources for the patent office and offer tiered patent review, intellectual property professionals aren't holding their breath for major changes in the new presidential administration.

With a struggling economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a growing healthcare crisis, intellectual property isn't likely to be on the priority list for the new president, at least in the short term, IP lawyers and professors said.

And while Obama has identified the need for reform at the U.S. Patent and...
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