Overhauling Patent System

Overhauling Patent System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seen in Alexandria, Va., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. The patent system hasn’t changed much since 1952 when Sony was coming out with its first pocket-sized transistor radio and bar codes and Mr. Potato Head were among the inventions patented. Now, after years of trying, Congress may be about to do something about that. The Senate is about to take up the “Patent Reform Act,” which would significantly overhaul a 1952 law and, supporters say, bring the patent system in line with 21st century technology of biogenetics and artificial intelligence. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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February 25, 2011 10:10:19 AM
February 28, 2011 01:45:43 PM
Alex Brandon
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Technology, Intellectual property, Patents, Corporate news, Business
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