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House rejects key amendments to patent reform bill

From The Hill:

“The House on Thursday rejected several key amendments to a controversial patent bill, including one that sought to strip what is arguably the primary purpose the bill, which is to move the U.S. to a first-inventor-to-file system.

Several members have warned that this change would violate the Constitution, which empowers Congress to reward inventors with patents. They say the addition of a timely filing requirement violates that language, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) warned that failure to strip this language through his amendment would result in a legal challenge to the bill…”

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