Patent battle on Capitol Hill divides tech groups

09/23/2013 | Hill, The · Reuters

The review process at the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office is dividing technology interests that lobby members of Congress, Kate Tummarello writes. One side, which includes AT&T, Google and Intel, supports the expansion of such reviews, while another group that include Adobe Systems, IBM and Microsoft opposes legislation proposed in Congress. Separately, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, released a second draft of a bill to stop litigation abuses by "patent trolls."

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