A Solid Step Forward in the Road to Sensible Patent Reform

Posted by Horacio Gutierrez 
Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

I want to take a moment to commend Commerce Secretary Gary Locke for his letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting balanced patent reform legislation that benefits all segments of American industry.

We support the administration’s thoughtful approach to a balanced patent reform discussion and remain strongly committed to working with Congress, the administration and other stakeholders in all industries to make sensible patent reform legislation a reality in the short term.

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    In what way is "first to file" more fair than "first to invent"?  Doesn't the just favor the big guys over the individual inventor?    Furthermore, how does it meet Constitutional muster?  Patents are supposed to favor inventors, not copycats who have a shorter route to the patent examiner.

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