Will U.S. patent reform take place this spring or continue to be delayed?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has once again delayed consideration of a patent reform bill, with many Senators claiming legislation will be voted on soon.

A proposed patent reform bill has been delayed once again by the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggesting it is getting harder to work out a compromise, or that one is likely after the spring recess.

The committee’s chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy, (D, Vt.) has put the best spin on the fourth recent delay for his bill called the “Patent Transparency and Improvements Act,” which attempts to control patent trolls and cut down on other abuses.

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