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Senate urged to improve proposal on patent reform

There are concerns being voiced by both pro-business and pro-consumer groups over current proposals in Congress which try to reform the sometimes unwieldy patent system

The Senate Judiciary Committee was to debate and possibly amend a proposal from U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) regarding patent reform on April 3.

The bill, S. 1720, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, is supposed to improve transparency and seeks to remedy problems associated with patent trolls, also known as non-practicing entities.

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