Posted by Jason Rantanen
There are many sophisticated and nuanced reasons to oppose H.R. 1249, the 140-page patent bill currently pending before the House of Representatives, but the clearest reason for opposition can be stated in quite simple and stark terms: The proposed legislation would undeniably expand the size of the federal bureaucracy and increase the cost and complexity of the American patent system.
Thus begins a new and timely essay about the patent reform bill written by Professor John Duffy of George Washington University Law School, in which he focuses on three fundamental issues raised by H.R. 1249 that should concern any publicly-minded citizen. The complete essay can be downloaded here: Download The Big Government Patent Bill