Weekly News Highlights 12/12 - 12/19

Friday, Dec 20th, 2013

We are cheered, as we head into the holidays, by hints from the Senate Judiciary Committee that patent reform will not be rushed to a vote as it was in the House. It appears that the voices of inventors and universities are being heard, and might even have an opportunity to be heard directly, in a hearing next year. Meanwhile, "unintended outcomes" of the various pieces of the bills are getting a closer look. Here's the round up:

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/patent-litigation-reform-congress-...

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/193430-senate-dems-c...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-usa-patents-congress-idUSBR...

http://www.bna.com/senate-patent-litigation-n17179880853/

We hope your holidays are merry and wish you a very Happy New Year!