Q. Now that 2010 has come and almost gone, what is the status of patent reform?
Bob Stoll, Commissioner for Patents
A. As the curtain closes on the 111th Congress, there is still a glimmer of hope for final action on patent reform legislation.
In a recent letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 25 Senators urged that patent reform legislation move forward this Congress. We join those Senators, from both sides of the aisle, and a wide range of stakeholder interests in urging the Senate leadership to schedule debate on the Manager’s Amendment to S. 515, the Patent Reform Act of 2010.
A lame duck session after the November elections might offer that opportunity
IPBiz suggests not betting the ranch on "patent reform" passing in the lame duck session. Instead, stick a fork in it, it's done.