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July 2, 2009

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On patent reform, the Senate shoots first and ask questions later. Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy hustled his cockamamie patent bill out of committee in April on a 15-4 vote. Now judiciary committee member Jeff Sessions is wondering what impact the proposed post-grant challenge process might have.

Posted by Patent Hawk at July 2, 2009 12:05 AM | The Patent System

Comments

Have you seen how these people run the economy? Is it any wonder that the bills they pass are less than stellar?

Posted by: Ken Brooks at July 2, 2009 1:16 PM

Who is paying Leahy?

Posted by: John Prosecutor at July 2, 2009 11:58 PM

Post grant review is a bad idea and will be the first step in dismantling our great system. Imagine a large company like, say, IBM, or Microsoft, tying up patentees (whom they will call trolls) in an endless series of post grant reviews.

Posted by: Blimpy at July 5, 2009 6:59 AM

"...tying up patentees (whom they will call trolls) in an endless series of post grant reviews."

Pretty much happens right now, with reexams
post grant reviews would be last nail in the coffin when combined with damage apportionment and other clever tricks Leahy was paid to implement

Posted by: angry dude at July 6, 2009 6:13 AM