Patent Reform Proposal Gets Public Hearing At Chicago Town-Hall Meeting

Law360, New York (March 3, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A nationwide series of town-hall meetings on a sweeping proposal to revamp the U.S. patent system, co-sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission, will make its second stop in Chicago on Friday.

The meetings bring together government officials, business representatives, independent inventors, scholars, lawyers, and other members of the patent community to discuss a series of sweeping proposals for patent reform.

The proposals, made by the FTC, the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, call for policy...
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