Update: Patent Reform Act of 2007

The ascendency of patent litigation over the past few decades — in Delaware and elsewhere — neatly tracks the United States’s broader shift to an information economy and the increasing value that companies place on intellectual property. As with other areas of the law (e.g., securities), a spike in litigation often provokes a congressional response. In the realm of patents, witness the Patent Reform Act of 2007, which this and other blogs have been monitoring.

For the latest on this legislation, Patently O reported yesterday a comprehensive update, with links to primary sources, commentary, and lobbying players.

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