SFLC Sends Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Patent Reform Bill

U.S. Senate Bill May Eliminate Ex Parte Re-examination Requests by Third Parties

February 6, 2008

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the committee to reconsider the current state of S.1145, a bill which would eliminate the public’s ability to request an ex parte request for re-examination of a patent.

“Ex parte re-examination is the sole effective means whereby the public interest can be protected against long-standing erroneous determinations by the PTO that can have far-reaching deleterious social effects,” says the letter written by Eben Moglen, Founding Director of SFLC.

Click here to download the full text of the letter (PDF)

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