Parsing The Senate's Patent Reform Bill

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT) -- On March 8, 2011, the Senate passed S.23, “The America Invents Act,” with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 95-5. Leading representatives from the House of Representatives have indicated that they will quickly introduce their own version of patent reform. If completed, this would be the first major overhaul to the patent system in almost 60 years.

Overview of S.23

S.23 is the culmination of seven years of public debate surrounding patent reform. The debate was initially sparked by a 2004 National Academy of Sciences report that...
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