Senate patent reform bill gets mixed reviews from industry

McCarty, Mark
June 2007
Medical Device Daily;6/11/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 111, p1
The article offers comments from industry experts on a provision in the U.S. Senate bill that would expand the time allowed to challenge patents. Chief intellectual property officer Bruce Bernstein asserts that the apportionment provision would encourage free riders and even existing licensees to risk litigation rather than pay or continue to pay a market-negotiated licensing fee. Alkermes chief compliance officer Kathryn Biberstein also presents her views on the issue.


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