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Patent Damages Reform Could Harm Economy: Study

Law360 (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Legislation that calls for a change to the way damages are calculated in U.S. patent infringement lawsuits could lead to a drastic reduction in the value of patents and public companies, according to a study launched by a group of manufacturers.

The Manufacturers Alliance on Patent Policy released a study on Wednesday that criticizes provisions in the Patent Reform Act that seek to reform the calculation of damages from a common-law methodology, which weighs various factors equally, to a statutory methodology that elevates the factor of...
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