Senate Nearing Vote on Patent Reform

The Senate is moving closer to a vote on S. 23.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion for cloture last week that would end debate on the bill and move it to a final vote.  The vote to end debate will likely take place after 5:30 pm today.  Amendments must be filed by 5:00.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that the he will introduce a patent reform bill in the House in the coming weeks.

In order for Patent Reform to become law, both houses of Congress must pass identical bills that are signed by Pres. Obama.  If the House passes a different bill from S. 23, a conference committee must resolve the differences between the bills, with the resulting bill passing both houses.

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