Big news this week! On Wednesday evening, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Innovation Act by a 33-5 vote. Matt Levy wrote a post explaining what’s in it (and what’s not), and why this is encouraging. This is one huge step for patent reform, but it’s not over yet. Another significant thing that happened this week was that Senator Leahy introduced his bill, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, on Monday. A summary of the Leahy bill, the Manager’s Amendment of the Innovation Act, and the other eight bills, can all be found in Matt’s recent update of Patent Progress’s Guide to Patent Reform Legislation. We look forward to seeing what happens next.
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