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U.S. Patent Reform Begins Long Journey Through Congress

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Science  17 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5729, pp. 1725-1726
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5729.1725a

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A bill introduced last week to bring the U.S. patent system into the 21st century has sharpened a debate between biopharma and other high-tech sectors over whether to strengthen or weaken the power to enforce an issued patent.