Legislators Pan Patent Reform Bill, Urge IP Protection

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 3:07 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has urged its leadership not to adopt controversial patent reform legislation that has generally been opposed by inventors and supported by technology heavyweights, saying strong patent protections are needed to promote jobs and give incentives to research.

In a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. House of Representatives leadership, Reps. Mike Michaud, D-Maine; Don Manzullo, R-Ill.; Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.; and Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, panned the Patent Reform Act of 2009 — which is currently being debated in the House and the...
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