Patent Reform Could Hurt Innovation, Economy: Study

Law360, New York (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Three provisions of the current proposal for patent reform legislation currently before the U.S. Congress could reduce innovation and have negative implications for U.S. economic growth, according to a new study conducted by an economist and a health care policy expert.

The study – “The Economic Implications of Patent Reform: The Deficiencies and Costs of Proposals Regarding the Apportionment of Damages, Post-Grant Opposition and Inequitable Conduct” – found that proposed reforms could make patent infringement easier and enforceability harder. The study was released by the Biotechnology...
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