Thursday, September 8, 2011

Patent Reform Act Passes the Senate

Patently-O reports that the Senate has passed the House version of the Patent Reform Act, also known as the "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act."  President Obama is expected to sign the bill promptly.
A related article by that blog discusses three key aspects of the new act.
Darn, now I am going to have to read the thing.  At least I can keep in mind the very first comment on the Patently-O blog:
Dear Congress,
Thank you very much.
Yours truly,

1 comment:

  1. Senator Maria Cantwell may have said it best: "This is not a patent reform bill. This is a big corporation patent give away that tramples on the rights of small inventors." It's certainly a shame that Sen. Coburn's amendment (ending fee diversion) didn't stand a chance. But considering the current political climate, I suppose it's not surprising.