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Mar. 21, 2016

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM): Policymakers should re-evaluate mooted patent changes after recent developments, argues pro-reform academic, by Richard Lloyd

This post originally appeared in Intellectual Asset Management on March 21, 2016.

Patent reform might be on the backburner in the US with few expecting legislation to pass through Congress in an election year, but it was a notable topic for discussion at the LeadershIP conference in Washington DC last Friday.

On the opening panel of the day Professor Colleen Chien of Santa Clara University and formerly an adviser on IP policy in the White House, suggested that any legislation should consider the impact of changes to the patent landscape since reform was first proposed a few years ago. “We’re at the point of re-evaluating what sort of additional changes might be needed,” she commented.