PhRMA Sends Chairman Goodlatte Letter on IP Legislation

Today, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) sent the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), a letter laying out changes to the patent system they would like to see in order for them to support any legislation. The changes they included are:

  • Increasing pleading requirements for patent infringement claims
  • imposing limitations on discovery until claims construction hearings are completed
  • making cases that end with a covenant not to sue eligible for fee shifting
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