House to Take up Patent Reform Next Week

The Patent Reform fight is about to move to the House of Representatives.

The National Journal is reporting that Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) plans to introduce a Patent Reform bill in the House next week.  The Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, March 30.

The National Journal article suggests that the House bill will differ from the Senate bill on the issues of post-grant review and fee diversion.

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2 Responses to “House to Take up Patent Reform Next Week”

  1. Trademark Litigation Says:

    Here is a similar story

    Could patent reform finally be on the way?

    The answer, it seems, is yes. After years of discussion and stalled bills — and more discussion and more stalled bills — we’re within a stone’s throw of Congress overhauling the patent system.

    On Tuesday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that would restructure the way patents are issued. The 95-5 vote capped a six-year effort and came amid a Democratic call for the country to innovate its way out of high unemployment, as well as concerns that China, which has said it issued a record number of patents in 2009, would gain another edge over the U.S. Click here for the WSJ story; here for the NYT story.

  2. General Global Week in Review 4 April 2011 from IP Think Tank Says:

    […] to take up patent reform next week (Inventive Step) (Patents Post Grant […]

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