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Patent Reform & Our Innovation Economy

Jonathan Ortmans on May 04, 2009 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

This week's essay suggests a couple of principles to guide patent reform and promote entrepreneurship.
 
Here is the lead:

Momentum for a comprehensive patent reform has been slowly building in Congress. Last week, the House Judiciary Committee began examining a patent bill introduced in March by Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and ranking member Lamar Smith (R-TX). In the Senate, Leahy (D-VT) recently cut a deal to soften damages language in last year’s failed Senate bill. Most are eager to see reform. The rules, protections, and the adjudication process surrounding IP requires constant adjustments to keep up with challenges of the digital revolution. However, as new policy is considered, I hope policymakers contemplate the effects of patent legislation on our future job creators.


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Category:  Intellectual Property  Tags:  john conyers, lamar smith

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