Rawlins Quoted on Patent Reform

09 February 2011 BNA’s Medical Devices Law & Industry Report News

Foley Partner Andrew Rawlins was quoted in an article that appeared in BNA’s Medical Devices Law & Industry Report on February 9, 2011 titled "Senate Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Patent Reform Act of 2011." Rawlins discusses a patent reform measure cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee that would move the U.S. to a first-inventor-to-file system and make other changes to patent law, stating that the bill marks the fourth consecutive Congress in which comprehensive patent reform legislation has been introduced. He adds that there are significant interests on opposite sides of many of the issues proposed in the bill, which makes passage of the legislation seem difficult.