According to Susan Kuchinskas at internetnews.com, business leaders have begun meeting to solve “problems at the USPTO.” IT companies feel that patent quality has dropped as the number of applications has increased. Cisco, Intel, eBay, Symantec, Chiron, Microsoft, and Genentech said they will work with regulators and legislators on patent reform. Susan’s reports come from yesterday and today’s patent reform conference. Elizabeth Miles at Berkeley IPlog has a nice review of the conference. Elizabeth may have more on the conference tomorrow.