I’m still not writing about patent reform—really, I’m not! But on March 30, 2011, the House Judiciary Committee introduced its own version of a patent reform bill. Like the bill passed on March 8 in the Senate (S.23), it is called the America Invents Act.
Foley & Lardner LLP has issued a Legal News Alert on the House bill, highlighting some differences vis-a-vis the Senate version.
While the introduction of the House bill increases the chance that patent reform will become a reality this year, it is still far from certain whether it will happen and what the final provisions will look like.