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Bush Administration Pushes for Changes to Patent Bill

9:29 AM MST | February 19, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The Bush administration has expressed concern over a bill pending in Congress that would overhaul U.S. patent laws. One of the biggest concerns relates to how damages would be awarded in patent infringement lawsuits, according to a February 4 letter from the Commerce Department’s assistant secretary legislative and intergovernmental affairs Nathaniel Wienecke to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D., VT). The bill, which passed the House last year and is pending in the Senate, would alter how courts assess the value of a patented technology (CW, Jan...

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