House Approves Patent Pilot Program

Law360, New York (February 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to establish a pilot program in some U.S. district courts to foster a new breed of patent experts among judges.

H.R. 34, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), was approved by voice vote, according to Rep. Issa’s office.

“Bipartisan support in the House, the Senate, and the patent community has moved forward this legislation to create patent expertise in District Courts,” Rep. Issa said. “Judicial mistakes in patent litigation are costly. This legislation will...
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