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A round-up of proposed “patent reform” laws on Capitol Hill

Posted in Legislation, Miscellaneous
Vermont recently became the first state to pass legislation specifically directed to patent issues (a law which, as noted by Camilla Hrdy at Patently-O, has interesting federalism implications and may or may not run into federal preemption issues).  But even more patent-related activity has been taking place here in Washington, DC.  Over the last few … Continue Reading

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on “abusive patent litigation” and the ITC

Posted in Legislation, Miscellaneous
Patents have been getting a lot of attention on Capitol Hill lately, with the reintroduced SHIELD Act and the recent Congressional hearing on “abusive patent litigation.”  Next week patents will get even more airtime, as the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing titled Abusive Patent Litigation: … Continue Reading
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