Patent Act of 2005
Please see http://judiciary.house.gov/media/pdfs/comprint042005.pdf for
an early print of the Patent Act of 2005. The bill does a number of good
things for us, and currently has a really egregious portion that
establishes a new standard for "reasonable and effective accessability"
of prior art that would further reduce the standard for novelty of
patents by making some prior art irrelevant. I am working on this, as
are CCIA, EFF and the Public Patent Foundation.