Second Round of Patent Reform Efforts to Hit Congress

As expected, the second Goodlatte discussion draft has been circulated. (here) The second draft appears to include additional technical fixs and refinements, including the necessary CBM fix I mentioned being involved with yesterday. The draft also includes many of the concepts introduced in the first draft circulated this past May. I have not had time to review them all in detail, but will in the coming days at the Midwest IP Institute.

Legislative efforts from Senator Leahy and others are expected to follow shortly.