House Bill Re-ignites Patent Reform Debate
As expected, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) today introduced a revised version of his 2013 bill (H.R. 3309), as H.R. 9 (here). Aside from cosmetic changes, the new bill makes few substantive changes to the content of H.R. 3309. As a reminder, H.R. 3309 was quickly passed by the House at the close of 2013 only to be stalled on the Senate side at the approach to mid-term election season in 2014.
The House appears to be set to act quickly, yet again, with a judiciary hearing scheduled for 1PM next Thursday, February 12, entitled “Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent Arena.”
Here we go again.