PATENT REFORM BILLS | 知財業界で仕事スル

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IPO DAILY NEWS, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007によると、


PATENT REFORM BILLS EXPECTED IN HOUSE AND SENATE THIS MONTH--

After several weeks of review, new bills to revise U.S. patent law are likely to be introduced in the House and Senate in April. The Judiciary Committees have been intensively studying various proposals for patent reform, including S. 3818 and H.R. 2795, which were the subject of House and Senate hearings last year but expired with the end of the 109th Congress. Many observers say the House and Senate bills will be identical or very similar. The bills will address both patent quality and patent litigation reform. Major changes such as establishment of a post-grant review proceeding in the USPTO and revisions in the patent damages statute are likely to be included.

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