Senate Keeps 1st-To-File Patent Reform Bid Alive

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 2:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an effort to strip language from patent reform legislation that would transition the U.S. to a first-to-file patent system, as Senate leaders teed up a vote to end debate on the entire bill for Monday.

Late Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a vote for Monday afternoon on cloture for S. 23, the America Invents Act, which was debated on the Senate floor this week.

Earlier, senators voted 87-13 to table an amendment offered by Sen. Dianne Feinstein,...
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