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House Panel Balks At Changes To Patent Bill

Law360 (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Despite a Senate committee’s approval of the patent reform legislation earlier this month, the co-sponsors of the U.S. House of Representatives’ version of the bill voiced concerns Thursday over changes to the controversial damages provision and indicated that more work needed to be done.

John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and ranking member Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said Thursday at a committee hearing on the Patent Reform Act that they were not going to automatically accept the revisions to the bill made...
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