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Patent Reform Bill 'Useless' for Open Source

Apr 24, 2007, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Sanders)

"Open source developers and users will gain little or nothing from a patent reform law introduced to US Congress last week.

"The Patent Reform Act of 2007 (PDF) proposes a series of changes to current rules, allowing for a review period after a patent has been awarded.

"The proposed legislation also bans 'forum shopping', where a patent owner files a legal claim in a region known for ruling in favour of patent owners..."

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