patent reform

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Analysis: patent reform bill unable to clean up patent mess

Last September, the House of Representatives approved the Patent Reform Act of 2007, legislation that would make important changes to America's patent system.

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Fixing a broken patent system

A patent is a powerful thing: it's a legal monopoly on an invention for up to 20 years. In the past, patents were almost universally regarded as essential to the economy. By rewarding innovation, they created an incentive for inventors to invent more. Yet more than any other time in our history, the patent system now is under fire, and enormous change has been afoot to "fix" it.

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