Friday, September 11, 2009

BIO on patent reform 2009

PatentDocs has the following text:

Andrew Noyes from Congress Daily asked about patent reform, and Brent Delmonte, BIO's Vice President for Governmental Relations said that BIO hopes for support for the Senate bill, a "fair, responsible compromise," and that contentious bills (like H.R. 1908 from the previous Congress) could slow patent reform. He mentioned "great ideas" from both sides of the Hill, including re-examination and the "second window," and the "gatekeeper" function of judges on the damages issue. On balance, BIO remains "hopeful" for a patent reform bill in this Congress, but doesn't see any "date certain" for the bill coming to the floor.


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