Post-Grant Review: Interference Procedure Retooled

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The patent reform ball is rolling once again, principally in the form of closely parallel Senate and House bills, H.R.1260 and S.515, both titled as β€œThe Patent Reform Act of 2009.” (S. 610, more recently introduced by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has no House equivalent.)

On April 2, 2009, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved S. 515, as modified by a compromise amendment, by a vote of 15 to 4, paving the way for consideration by the full Senate.

Both H.R.1260 and S.515 propose to create a...
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