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Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill

Mar 09, 2011, 16:02 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

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"The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved landmark legislation to overhaul the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a reform effort more than half a decade in the making that aims to improve the quality of patents and curb frivolous litigation.

"The America Invents Act, originally titled the Patent Reform Act, cleared the upper chamber by a vote of 95 to five, a resounding legislative victory for the bill's author, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who has backed efforts to reform the patent system in each of the previous three Congresses.

""Reforming the nation's antiquated patent system will promote American innovation, create American jobs. It will grow our economy," Leahy said today on the Senate floor."

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