Intellectual Property Subcommittee Formed

Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Elect Lamar Smith (R-Texas) announced the formation of an Intellectual Property Subcommittee. As pointed out last month, patent reform remains high on the Chairman Elect’s agenda.

In explaining the purpose of the subcommittee, Congressman Smith explained (announcement here):

One important change is the creation of a new intellectual property subcommittee. The protection of America’s intellectual property is critical to our economic growth, job creation and ability to compete in the global marketplace. A separate IP subcommittee will ensure that the Committee remains focused on all aspects of intellectual property, including patent reform and copyright protections.

Will 2011 bring another year of false starts?…hope springs eternal.