The IPO disagrees with my conclusions that substantive patent reform will not pass this year:
TO: ALL IPO MEMBERS
FROM: Herb Wamsley, IPO Executive Director
RE: Plans of House Leadership to Pass the Patent Reform Bill Next Week
IPO has confirmed today that the House Democratic leadership has scheduled a vote of the full House of Representatives on patent reform bill H.R. 1908 for next week.
The House Rules Committee, which is controlled by the leadership, has scheduled a meeting for 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, to set the rules for debate on the House floor, which means the bill will not come to a vote until after that time.
IPO understands that House IP subcommittee chairman Howard Berman (D-CA) plans to offer an amendment to the bill, but information on the content is not available.
We urge all IPO members to become engaged in the legislative debate.