Senators Urged To Pass Patent Reform Bill

Law360, New York (July 27, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Industry representatives endorsed sweeping plans to revamp the U.S. patent system at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, suggesting Capitol Hill make leaps toward harmonization in the wake of what they called the World Intellectual Property Organization’s failure to streamline the world’s patent systems.

“Recent efforts of WIPO to achieve deep harmonization of patent laws” have floundered, “largely as the result of a few developing countries trying to use that forum to roll back the progress made in the landmark TRIPS accord,” said Gerald J. Mossinghoff, a...
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