Sens. Start Debate On Latest Patent Reform Bill

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 6:31 PM EST) -- Lawmakers urged colleagues to fast-track passage of patent reform legislation while technology lobbyists asked them to reconsider several controversial provisions Monday as the Senate began debating the long-delayed bill.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., appeared on the Senate floor to debut S. 23, which was renamed the Leahy-Hatch-Grassley America Invents Act to further underscore the sponsors' latest selling point for the bill — that the first major overhaul of the U.S. patent system in nearly 60 years could help boost inventors by improving patent...
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