Senate Bill May Do Damage to Damages: Sources

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Wielding the power to potentially curtail damages in many patent suits, the U.S. Senate's Patent Reform Act has been fiercely debated among patent experts, who question what the proposals to alter damage awards would do to patent litigation.

“It's looked at by the patent community as a limitation on damages. All it's really doing is requiring a more nuanced view of an invention's market power,” said Aaron Fellmeth, associate professor at Arizona State University College of Law.

The Senate bill does aim to reign in what...
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