Will Patent Reform Bill Help Or Hurt Inventors?

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Terri Gillis, partner, intellectual property practice, Mayer Brown
Gary Griswold, chairman emeritus, Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform
James Bessen, fellow, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Supporters of the America Invents Act say it will streamline the currently backlogged patenting process, spark innovation and create jobs. Critics are concerned the overhaul, if enacted, will unfairly advantage large companies over small inventors.



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