Patent Reform Act of 2005

The Patent Reform Act of 2005 is changing as it moves through congress.  In the latest amendment, Representative Smith has eliminated some of the most controversial aspects of the bill, including the injunction provision and the provision that would limit the scope of claims in continuing applications.

The reform measures still include a move to first-to-file; changes to the duty of candor; limitations on infringement and willfulness damages; post grant opposition procedures; and a revised venue statue.



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