Is 2007 the Year for Patent Reform?

Conventional wisdom has it that the Patent Reform Act of 2006 is all but dead for the year. But the bipartisan measure, introduced to reform the examination process, among others, may see new life in the coming congressional session, Patently-O reported yesterday.

According to one source, there will be a renewed push in 2007 to pass the legislation, which has languished in some form or another for the past several years. “The Coalition for Patent Fairness,” headed in part by several attorneys whose lobbying resume includes 1995’s Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, hopes this time around will be different.

To see the reform article and the services, technology, telecommunications and energy companies that comprise the coalition, click here.

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