Friday, March 14, 2008

Compromise on patent reform bill, or mere delusion?

The Washington Post, in suggesting that a compromise on the patent reform bill was near, somehow managed not to mention pharma or academe among those who criticized the bill.

The article did emphasize statements from the "Coalition for Patent Fairness":

Late Wednesday [12 March 08], groups negotiating changes to thePatent Reform Actagreed on amendments that "constitute 90 percent of the bill's language," said Dan Sweet, a spokesman for the Coalition for Patent Fairness, a group representing several large tech vendors including Cisco Systems, Adobe Systems, Apple and


"This package of bipartisan amendments represents yet another major step for the Patent Reform Act," Sweet said. "It clears the way for final negotiations on the few remaining issues and builds critical momentum that will bring the bill to the Senate floor."


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