Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Patent Reform Legislation Scheduled to be Released Today

Sponsors in both the House and Senate plan to unveil patent reform bills today (2:15 p.m. EST), according to congressional officials. The Coalition for Patent Fairness, will host a media teleconference today, at 3:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the bipartisan, bicameral patent reform legislation scheduled to be introduced this afternoon by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Congressman Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas). After brief remarks, reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Participants in the teleconference include

  • Jon Yarowsky, chief counsel, Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Steve Elmendorf, coordinator, Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Charles Fish, vice president and chief patent counsel, Time Warner Inc.
  • Joel Poppen, deputy general counsel, Micron Technology, Inc.

CALL-IN INFO:

1-800-311-9407

1-334-323-7224

Passcode: Patent

Of course, the 271 Blog will provide updates on the legislation as it becomes available

See Washington Post, Patently At Odds

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