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Smith Announces New Round of Patent Hearings

Location: Washington, DC

Smith Announces New Round of Patent Hearings

Washington, DC - Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today announced a new round of patent reform hearings by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property. The hearings to be held this spring are a follow-up to last year's hearings that produced H.R. 2795, the "Patent Reform Act of 2005."

"The legislation aims to solve patent problems confronting inventors, businesses, universities and other parties," said Chairman Smith. "Additional hearings in the weeks and months ahead will help the Subcommittee develop new language for unresolved issues and revisit the major themes that gave rise to the project. I am optimistic that Subcommittee members, working with industry and government participants, can forge agreement on the remaining issues."


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