Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On House Judiciary Committee Consideration Of The America Invents Act

“I applaud Chairman Smith and the House Judiciary Committee for taking action today on the America Invents Act.  Patent reform is an important key to our economic recovery, and will help America invent its way back to prosperity.  Patent reform is supported by Democrats and Republicans alike, by the Obama administration, and by businesses, industries, and manufacturers across the spectrum.  I look forward to working with Chairman Smith and leaders in the House to send the America Invents Act to the President’s desk to be signed into law.”

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Senator Leahy is the lead sponsor of the America Invents Act (S. 23), which the Senate approved 95-5 in March.  The House Judiciary Committee voted 32-3 today to send companion legislation to the full House of Representatives.

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