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USPTO Chief Backs Patent Reform At Senate Hearing

Law360 (April 26, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office joined industry leaders in endorsing sweeping reforms to the U.S. patent system at a hearing Monday before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.

USPTO Director Jon Dudas told Senators that the Patent Act should be changed to award a patent to the first person to file a claim and to permit post-grant reviews.

Under the current system, which sets the U.S. apart from patent policy in most of the world, patents are awarded to the inventor, not the first...
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