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Bush administration speaks out on patent reform

Eileen McDermott, New York

The Department of Commerce released a letter yesterday voicing the Bush administration’s views on the pending Senate version of The Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S1145), which has caused a recent flurry of activity within the patent community

George W Bush

The letter, dated February 4, was sent by Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Nathaniel Wienecke, and strongly opposes the bill's controversial Section 4 provision on damages.

Wienecke said that the administration will "continue to oppose S1145...

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