Maebius Quoted on Patent Reform

25 February 2010 Reuters News
Foley Partner Stephen Maebius was quoted in an article that appeared on Reuters on February 25, 2010 titled “Tentative US patent reform pact reached-Sen. Leahy.” Maebius discusses a tentative agreement to reform the nation’s patent system, which would give the patent office the authority to set its own fees and require judges hearing patent infringement cases to play a gatekeeper role in helping identify appropriate damages. He states that the Senate has struck a compromise on key provisions that address certain concerns of the PTO and tries to balance the needs of opposing industry groups.