Senate Passage of Patent Reform Could Boost Use of Experts


Would reform of U.S. patent law have an impact on the use of expert witnesses in patent proceedings?

That question resurfaced earlier this year, when the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill that would bring major changes to the law and to the agency that administers it. By a vote of 95-5, the Senate on March 8 passed the bill now known as the “America Invents Act.”

The vote represented a major step forward for patent reform.

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