Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Patent reform 95% of the way there?

Reuters quotes HP General Counsel Mike Holston: "We're 95 percent of the way there. We're down to four (sticking points)," adding that Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, appeared at the meeting. "We're in the final stretch."

The bill is slated to go before the Senate in February, according to an aide to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees patent law issues.

The sticking points involve calculating damages for patent infringement, limiting venue, allowing post-grant reviews [oppositions] and defining "inequitable conduct," said Holston.


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