Patent Pilot Bill Reintroduced

Law360, New York (January 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A proposal to create a pilot program for specialized patent courts was reintroduced Monday, after the bill failed to pass in the previous U.S. Congress.

The bill, H.R. 34, was reintroduced Monday by its original authors, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) with the intention of encouraging enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

Issa said the bill would likely get out of committee without a hearing, which means it could go to the Senate in the next three to four...
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