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.
Of course, the 271 Blog will provide updates on the legislation as it becomes available
See Washington Post, Patently At Odds