Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania says:
"I believe that we are on the brink of an accommodation here."
One recalls that Sen. Specter put the brakes on S.1145 the last time patent reform was up:
The committee has punted on damages, BUT post-grant review [PGR] got more lenient, a bad thing. The big guys will tie up the little guys by fights in PGR, which will be the new trenches in the patent wars.