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Friday, April 15, 2011

Patent system reforms could squeeze out start-ups

As Congress moves closer to reforming a patent system that often has become an impediment to the innovation it is meant to inspire, many in America's innovation community - including garage entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - are worried that the reforms are only going to make matters worse.

"The way the bill came out really disadvantages small start-up companies," said Kelly Slone, an analyst at the National Venture Capital Association, which is among a diverse group of opponents to the America Invents Act of 2011.

Read entire article at JSOnline.com

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