Patent Reform After All These Years ... Maybe?

Law360, New York (June 28, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the patent reform bill (H.R. 1249) — widely known as the “America Invents Act,” by a vote of 304-117. The bill, intended to streamline the patent process, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee, 32-2, in April and was reported to the floor with amendment on June 1 (the “bill”). The Senate passed a similar bill (S.23) in March by an overwhelming 95-5 vote.

However, because of differences between the two bills, the Senate will now...
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