"No matter how big a guy was, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat, you beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun, and if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, ’cause he’ll be coming back and back, until one of you is dead."
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (Robert DeNiro): "Casino"
After being stalled for months, a bipartisan group of 25 senators today urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the Manager's Amendment to S.515 of the Patent Reform Act to the Senate floor "for consideration as soon as possible."
According to the letter,
The bipartisam Managers' Amendment to S.515 released by the Judiciary Committee would speed the patent application process, reduce the three-year wait that inventors must endure before obtaining their patents and securing the funding needed to place new products on the market. This comprehensive patent reform legislation would also allow the public to bring forward relevant information to the USPTO during the patent examination process and after the patent has been granted, improving the clarity and quality of patents and providing greater confidence in their validity and enforceability. The Managers' Amendment would also move the U.S. patent system into greater harmony with the rest of the world and bring greater predictability to patent infringement litigation, enabling inventors and businesses to dedicate more resources to inventing and bringing those inventions to market.Read/download a copy of the letter here (link)
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