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America Invents (NOT) Act Moving Forward in Senate

According to the excellent blog Gametime IP “The cloture vote will occur on Tuesday, September 6th after 5:30pm. Cloture will cut off debate and bring Patent Reform to a final vote.”  This is bad news for independent inventor, bad new for American innovation, and bad news for the U.S. economy.


August 4, 2011 - Posted by | News | , , ,


  1. In fairness, the vote should take place on 9/11/2011, the ten year anniversary of an earlier attempt to take America down.

    Except this attempt, by them that hates Yankee Ingenuity, will succeed –with the help of all our allegedly-patriotic Senators. A “streamlined” stab to the back and take down of the American Inventor. (Etu Brutus?)

    Comment by step back | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. So true. Perhaps that will be when Obama signs it.

    Comment by dbhalling | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  3. Patent reform without an end to fee diversion is useless. Period. No, wait, it’s worse than useless — House provisions such as the prior user rights nonsense and post-grant measures could certainly tip a patent reform bill toward the balance of “doing more harm than good” … IF such bill does not include a complete stop to the practice of fee diversion. I mean, good Lord, didn’t President Obama even mention the importance of ending fee diversion during his latest major public address (thank you, Mr. President, for bringing up patents again!)? I mean, what exactly is it going to have to take to make our legislature behave in a mature and rational manner (a leading and loaded question, I know)??

    Comment by patent litigation | August 9, 2011 | Reply

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