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House Passes Patent Reform Bill

10:40 AM MDT | September 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The House passed legislation last week that would overhaul the U.S. patent system to align U.S. laws with those of other countries, and change how patent infringement damages are awarded by U.S. courts. H.R. 1908, which passed the House by a vote of 220-175, includes measures that would limit damages that courts could award plaintiffs in a patent infringement case. The legislation’s prospects for passing the Senate were unclear at CW presstime. Rohrabacher: Gutting U.S. protections. The bill is supported by technology companies including Microsoft and...

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