Thursday, July 19, 2007

Lack of details in coverage of Judiciary Committee vote of July 18

Reuters began its coverage on the House Judiciary vote of July 18: A bill designed to overhaul the U.S. patent system by weeding out bad patents and reining in excessive litigation was endorsed by the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Wednesday [July 18].

Coverage in the Wall Street Journal article began: The House Judiciary Committee passed a sweeping overhaul of U.S. patent laws, a move long sought by technology companies eager to streamline the process and reduce the costs of patent-infringement lawsuits.

Neither Reuters nor the WSJ got into what actally happened with post-grant review, the portion of the bill designed to "weed out bad patents."

Similar fluffy coverage is found in computer business review.


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