Could patent reform bill delay in Senate relate to formation of new industry organization?

A new organization representing some major tech companies was formed recently and is focusing many of its efforts on educating the public about patent reforms

There is mounting speculation that the Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision to temporarily delay major work on a patent reform bill is a result of increasing public and industry criticism.

In fact, on Thursday, the same day as the hearing took place – with Senators limiting their efforts mainly to making statements – an announcement was made that Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer helped to form a new organization called the “Partnership for American Innovation (PAI).” The organization may not be an official lobbying group, but it will at least inform the public on what is in the best interest of these companies as far as patent reform.

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