Tentative Agreement On US Patent Reform, Says Senator 25/02/2010 by Intellectual Property Watch 3 Comments IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (Democrat, Vermont) today announced at an “executive business meeting” that a “tentative agreement” had been reached on patent reform legislation. The original intent of the reform, Leahy said, was to “improve patent quality” and “address runaway damage awards that were harming innovation.” He added, “we are close to a compromise that will address these issues.” The webcast of his speech is available here. More details are scheduled to be released over the next few days. "Tentative Agreement On US Patent Reform, Says Senator" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.