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Update on America Invents patent reform legislation: Senate reconciles

By Eileen De Guire / September 9, 2011

Credit: Wikipedia. Following up on our Aug. 18 post, “Patent reform working its way through Congress and 8,000,000th patent issued,” the Senate passed the America Invents patent reform legislation yesterday by an 89-9 margin. The House previously approved the bill in June. The vote reconciled differences between bills passed earlier in the House and Senate.…

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Patent reform working its way through Congress and 8,000,000th patent issued

By Eileen De Guire / August 18, 2011

The US Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent Number 8,000,000 to Second Sight Medical Products for its retinal prosthesis device. Meanwhile, patent reform is working its way through Congress. Credit: USPTO website. Ten years in the making, patent reform is getting close to becoming law. When it passes, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249)…

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