The White House, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office have come out in support of HR 1249 and the Manager’s Amendment to the bill. The only caveat mentioned is that “final legislative action [should] ensure that the US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) fee collections are made fully available to support the nation’s patent and trademark system.”
BIO also has come out in support of the bill stating that “BIO will continue to work with House and Senate leaders to ensure that final patent reform legislation is perfected to address any remaining concerns and enacted into law this year.”
Paten Reform is scheduled to go on the House floor today. Here is a summary of the amendments.