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ITIF Forum: “Patent Reform for the Innovation Economy”

Congress is in the midst of the patent reform debate. Recently introduced legislation “The Patent Reform Act of 2007” (S. 1145 and H.R. 1908), would provide significant needed reforms to the system. This ITIF event examined the issue of patent reform and discussed recommendations in a new ITIF paper, "Patents Pending: Patent Reform for the Innovation Economy."

The event featured remarks by Congressman Adam Schiff, 29th District, California, with presentations from Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF and Julie Hedlund, Senior Analyst with ITIF and the author of the new paper.

Date: Tuesday May 22, 2007
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Place: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226 (directions)


Congressman Adam Schiff (bio)
Representative, California’s 29th Congressional District

Robert Atkinson (bio)
President, ITIF

Julie Hedlund (bio)
Senior Analyst, ITIF


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Related Links

"Patents Pending: Patent Reform for the Innovation Economy"
May 22, 2007
Report examines problems with the patent system and outlines recommendations for patent reform.

"ITIF Policy Forum: The Peer to Patent Project and Patent Reform"
March 26, 2007
See video, presentation slides, and other details from recent ITIF Policy Forum.