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S.Africa tackles drugs patent reform

South Africa's government has published a draft intellectual property policy with potential far-reaching effects for pharmaceutical patents, which rights groups hailed Monday as a move towards lower medicine costs.

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US Patent Office seeks public input on software patents' future

Roundtable discussions scheduled for February The US Patent and Trademark Office has asked the software community to help advise it on how to properly handle software-related patents a move that could represent the first steps toward software patent reform.?

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Lawyer Urges Michigan Tech Companies To Seek Speedier Patents

Eric Sosenko, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of the intellectual property law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Monday urged Michigan's technology-driven companies to consider investing in a new option under patent reform, the "America Invents Act," that allows the expediting of patents.

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America Invents Act is a game changer, experts say

The USPTO Patent Reform Coordinator describes implementing the first patent law reform in 60 years.

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Companies: Patent reform flawed

Rep. Lamar Smith signaled that he is likely to move on a bill to make technical corrections.

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My Turn: IBM applauds patent reform legislation

In a significant move that will help to spur innova tion and encourage eco nomic growth, President Obama has signed into law the America Invents Act, which the Senate over whelmingly approved earlier this month.

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Kilpatrick Townsend Presents Patent Reform Panel at AdvaMed Conference September 28

Potomac – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that the firm will present a panel discussion titled “The Patent Reform Act of 2011 – The Growing Tension Between Protecting Invention and Competing in the Global Marketplace” at the AdvaMed annual conference on September 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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