Patent Reform Bill Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

Law360, New York (June 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill introduced in the House of Representatives on Wednesday would make sweeping changes to U.S. patent law and commit the U.S. to international standards on patent registration.

“The bill in its current form is, without question, the most comprehensive change to U.S. patent law since Congress passed the 1952 Patent Act,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property.

“The bill will eliminate legal gamesmanship from the current system that rewards lawsuit abuses over creativity. It will enhance...
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