Patent Reform Event Sponsored by Analysis Group Featured in National Law Journal
June 16, 2010
Analysis Group convened an expert panel to address patent reform, June 15th, 2010 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. In its coverage of the event, Patent Reform 2010: What Shape Will It Finally Take?, The National Law Journal noted that moderator Chief Judge Paul Michel, recently retired from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, "seemed dubious about many of the provisions in the pending Patent Reform Act, saying that 'The value of patents is the most important ball for us to keep our eyes on, and it seems to me this is not a step in the right direction.'"
The Journal also reported that Analysis Group Managing Principal John Jarosz, who provided an economic perspective on reform, "questioned the perception that juries hand out excessive awards in patent cases. 'We don't see the median award changing dramatically over time,' he said…adding that, contrary to some notions, 'large verdicts are sprinkled throughout the country, not concentrated in any particular district, including the Eastern District of Texas.'"
The event, co-sponsored by Analysis Group, Georgetown University's Center for Business and Public Policy, and McKool Smith, and attended by approximately 150, brought together leading experts representing Capitol Hill, industry, small business, the USPTO, and the legal and economics professions.
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