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Biotechnology and Patent System Forum Scheduled
September 25, 2007

Congress is in the process of rewriting the United States’ patent laws. Scientific and technological changes in virtually all markets have dramatically altered the patent system itself. Reacting to fears that patents and patent litigation could retard rather than support technological progress, legislators are poised to take action with the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (H. 1908, S. 1145). Proposed changes include the implementation of a first-to-file patent application process (in which the filing date of a patent application, and not the date of invention, determines which of any competing inventors will obtain a patent and when their rights begin), limitations on patent lawsuit damages, and the creation of an administrative patent review and mediation board.

The AEI Legal Center for the Public Interest Presents: Book Forum, Biotechnology and the Patent System: The Economic Implications of the Proposed Patent Reform Act of 2007 will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

Please register for this event online at www.aei.org/event1579.


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