Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, killed the patent reform bill last week. The EFF has criticized Leahy’s action. According to EFF,
Today is not the first time Leahy has disappointed us on the IP front. Remember PIPA, the Senate’s counterpart to the awful censorship bill SOPA? Leahy introduced that horrendous piece of legislation, throwing the public interest under the bus in favor of moneyed interests.
I wrote a brief article about the Innovation Act last December. It passed the House by a margin of over 200 votes, but Senator Leahy unilaterally killed it, reportedly at Harry Reid’s orders. That means that we hobble along with our broken patent system for at least one more year.
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