Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The PATENT Act: US Senate’s Solid Start to Reforming their Patent System

Will this be the year the US passes patent reform? With both houses of the US Congress finally introducing strong bills to target patent trolls, the EFF sure hopes so.

EFF supported the House’s Innovation Act through its passage in 2013. Unfortunately, the Senate did not respond with a bill worth fighting for. This year, though, not only is the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) back, but the Senate has responded with its own comprehensive legislation—the PATENT Act (S. 1137).

The "Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015" includes some much-needed reforms, and EFF supports its passage.

Here’s what we like about the PATENT Act—and what we think could be improved.

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