[Fsfe-ie] US Congress to Overhaul Patent Law

Malcolm Tyrrell malcoh0l at yahoo.ie
Tue Aug 23 10:57:52 CEST 2005

Interesting development that needs to be noted:


Some bits that caught my eye while scanning the article:

"They want to change the U.S. patent system from the uniquely American
first to invent" to "the first to file" standard the rest of the world

"the lawmakers' goal is to produce legislation that will lead to fewer
and less costly lawsuits."

"One wholly new measure already in use abroad is post-grant opposition
proceedings to keep contested cases before administrative law judges
and out of federal district court."

Good luck,


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