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Amendments Find Way To Patent Bill

February 3, 2011

With Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy's patent legislation on the docket for markup Thursday morning, amendments are trickling in, National Journal Daily reported.

The Vermont Democrat has resurrected his patent proposals from last year, and with them, similar concerns from industry groups and members of Congress.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was a major player in past patent debates but had been largely silent of late. She is now circulating at least two amendments to the bill, including one eliminating a provision that would award a patent to the first inventor to file a patent application, not the first to invent an item. To read more, click here. (Subscription required)

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