Patent Reform Compromise Won't End Debate

Law360, New York (March 5, 2010, 7:40 PM EST) -- The latest amendments to patent reform legislation are an attempt by the Senate Judiciary Committee to strike a middle ground, but damages provisions and other measures in the bill are still likely to stir up controversy, according to intellectual property attorneys.

Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Thursday announced a compromise agreement and rolled out a new version of the Patent Reform Act, which still contains a damages measure that aims to limit awards in patent litigation and...
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