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Here's What The Next Congress Might Do On Patents

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 12:17 AM EST) -- In the wake of the midterm elections, attorneys expect patent legislation to remain a fairly low priority in the next Congress, with bills aimed at strengthening patents facing uncertain prospects of passage and legislators long focused on intellectual property leaving office.

Over the past two years, several bills have been introduced that would make it harder to challenge patents and easier for patent owners to win injunctions, among other pro-patentee changes. Those measures, sponsored by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, have not yet gathered much momentum. But attorneys say they seem to reflect a mood in Congress, where views...

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