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Intel's General Counsel Urges Patent System Reforms

The U.S. technology industry has faced dozens of lawsuits by "patent speculators" in recent years, and it's time for Congress to fix problems with the patent system, Intel's general counsel said. In the last 21 months, U.S. technology vendors have contended with 193 patent infringement lawsuits, and 70 percent of them came from patent speculators -- "people who buy up patents for the purpose of litigating them," said Bruce Sewell, Intel's executive vice president and general counsel, at a patent forum.

  • Read the article: InfoWorld | Posted: 10/22/2007 05:10:00 PM | Permalink

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