VNUNet: US goes back to work on patent reform
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Date: 11 Mar 2009 13:04
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The measure is of particular importance to the IT industry, where many firms claim that individuals and companies deliberately file vague or inaccurate patent suits in an attempt to make easy money. A number of major Silicon Valley companies, including Google and HP, have spoken up on behalf of the effort to reform the patent system in recent years. Michael Holsten, HP's executive vice president and general counsel, said that his company is granted an average of four patents a day, and is constantly targeted by lawsuits over alleged infringements.
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