Friday, May 23, 2014

End of the line for Patent Transparency and Improvements Act; deja vu all over again

Of the demise of his patent reform bill, Senator Leahy noted:

“Regrettably, competing companies on both sides of this issue refused to come to agreement.”

Back in 2007, IPBiz had noted what Ted Kennedy had said:

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said today [June 18] that the biotech and traditional high tech industries need to come to agreement about how patent laws should be updated rather than pursue conflicting agendas through Congress.

See IPBiz post
Kennedy on patent reform: "it comes down to who has more lobbyists."

On the 2013 bill, see U.S. Senate Shelves Long-Debated 'Patent Troll' Bill


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