Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Will the "Patent Reform Act of 2007" return in 2008?

Acknowledging that patent reform is dead in 2007, the 271blog wrote on Nov. 19:

the Patent Reform Act will probably go to the Senate floor after Congress returns from the holidays in early 2008, claims Matthew Sandgren, counsel to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

PatentHawk wrote on Nov. 20: Another bullet dodged as the Patent Reform Act of 2007 crumbles to dust

IPBiz had written on November 15:

AND, patent reform seems dead for 2007:

On Capitol Hill, the U.S. Senate is unlikely to take up before January a patent bill sought by many high tech firms, an aide to the Senate majority leader [Reid] said on Wednesday [Nov. 14].

IPBiz ponders: is there a way out on apportionment of damages OR on the second window of post-grant review (which was removed in the altered HR 1908) such that 40 senators won't block the bill?


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