Don't tailor make patent act

The key to accommodating competing interests lies in the courts

, The National Law Journal

Congress has spent the past five years in an ongoing effort to reform the patent system. Reform proposals have come and gone; the debates between proponents and opponents of various amendments have been fierce and protracted. It is unrealistic to think that Congress can repeatedly tailor the patent statute to meet the needs, not only of existing innovators, but of innovators in emerging and as yet unforeseen industries. Only a dynamically interpreted statute can hope to meet the needs of so many disparate industries.

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