Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The five who voted against S.23

from the Maryland IP blog :

(the 5 Nay votes came from Boxer (D-CA), Crapo (R-ID), Risch (R-ID), Ensign (R-NV), and Cantwell (D-WA)).

Hmmm, were bloggers responsible for convincing the two Idaho senators?

One gets a sense of lemming-like behavior in the overwhelming 95-5 vote.

PatentDocs gets into "the first inventor to file" aspect of S.23:

New ยง 102(a)(2) expressly defines the "first-inventor-to-file" aspects of the change, by defining as prior art an earlier-filed patent or application that "names another inventor"; it is likely that this provision will include (or be interpreted to include) a definition of "another inventor" as another "inventive entity," i.e., any difference in named joint inventors.


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