Senate Hearing Observers See PTAB Changes
As New Battleground for Patent Trolling Bills

May 15, 2015, 4:00 AM
  • Questions:
    Does the STRONG Patent Act contain provisions to address post-grant challenge changes demanded by the life sciences industry before it can agree to legislation addressing litigation abuses? And if so, is Congress willing to adopt them?

Witnesses at a May 7 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on legislation to address patent litigation abuses stated a clear preference for the Senate version over the House version, but they also expressed concern that both bills lack provisions to attack alleged abuses in administrative proceedings.

“The battleground is going to be in what changes are made in the post-grant procedures at the Patent ...

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