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US Lawmakers Make Another Push For Patent Reform

Law360 (March 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A bipartisan team of lawmakers is taking another stab at patent reform legislation after failed attempts in recent years, and critics wasted no time attacking a controversial provision they claim would lower the amount of damages patent owners are able to recover in patent infringement litigation.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers of the House and Senate Judiciary committees introduced the Patent Reform Act of 2009 on Tuesday and proposed to make updates to the patent system that will “improve patent quality and increase certainty among parties in...
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