Keeping up with Patent Reform in 2011

July 2011 – Article
The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 28, No. 7

This article provides a brief history of various patent reform legislative initiatives that have been introduced over the years and how they have fared in Congress. A detailed description of the current patent reform bills as of 2011, S.23 and H.R. 1249, is then provided with respect to the various legislative initiatives currently being considered. The article then concludes with a description of the current state of patent reform and possible outcomes for reform initiatives.