House Lawmakers Push For Changes To Patent Bill

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT) -- House representatives pushed Monday for changes to pending patent reform legislation, claiming certain provisions would unnecessarily encourage stays of patent infringement lawsuits or U.S. International Trade Commission proceedings, and arguing that the threshold to initiate patent reviews should be raised.

In a letter sent Monday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and ranking member John Conyers, D-Mich., two congressmen, Reps. Michael H. Michaud, D-Maine, and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., requested that the bill — scheduled to be marked up in committee on Thursday — be modified...
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