White House Pushes Provision of Patent Reform Act

Law360, New York (April 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Bush administration has weighed in once more on the Patent Reform Act, this time pushing hard for a provision of the bill that would require patent applicants to submit more documentation.

U.S Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Thursday, noting the administration's strong support of the so-called “Applicant Quality Submissions” section of the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145).

The AQS provision would give the patent office the authority to mandate the submission of prior-art search reports...
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