Unions Unite To Oppose Patent Reform Act

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of 14 unions, including the Patent Office Professional Association and United Steelworkers, became the latest voices to join a growing chorus of opposition to the Patent Reform Act of 2007 now pending before the Senate.

The group wrote to all senators Thursday to argue that passing the bill, S. 1145, would place the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage.

“We are particularly concerned about three areas in this proposed legislation: changes to how damages for infringement are calculated; changes to the post-grant procedures; and changes...
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