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MBHB Partner Andrew Williams Authors Today's General Counsel Article Entitled, "Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up, Then Tables, Patent Reform”

April 3, 2014

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Dr. Andrew Williams authored an article appearing in an April 3, 2014 online edition of Today’s General Counsel entitled, “Senate Judiciary Committee Takes Up, Then Tables, Patent Reform.” Earlier today, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held an Executive Business Meeting in which the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act was considered, then held over for another week. Nevertheless, several members of the committee provided comments indicating where they stand on the issue. While everyone expressed the opinion that patent trolls “need to go,” and almost everyone believed that legislation was possible this year, there were a few voices of caution. In addition, there were many references to undisclosed “staff-level discussions,” with the consensus being that these discussions were being made in good faith, but that they were still on-going. View the article