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Senate Picks Up Patent Reform Debate on December 17th

Posted On: Dec. 10, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown
patent reformSenate Judiciary to Webcast Hearing on Leahy Bill

Next Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled Protecting Small Businesses and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse. The 10 AM hearing will be webcast. A witness list is not yet available. The hearing will focus issues for possible mark up so that the Senate Bill can be fast tracked in early 2014. The Senate effort is expected to track the Goodlatte bill to avoid, or significantly minimize issues for conference.

One Response to “Senate Picks Up Patent Reform Debate on December 17th”

  1. Steve says:

    If Congress really cared about little guys (and gals) like they all say they do, they’d entitle the hearing and address:

    “Protecting Small Businesses and Inventors and Promoting Innovation by Limiting Patent Troll Abuse.”

    We don’t have a patent(ing) problem … we have a litigation problem.

    A limited, tightly-targeted bill can easily deal with this limited, tightly-targeted problem.

    An apt, if well-worn phrase comes to mind:

    Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.