The U.S. House of Representatives today approved The America Invents Act, which will enhance the U.S. patent system, strengthen American competitiveness, and help generate job growth. IBM asserted its support for the House passage and urged quick adoption of the legislation.
The patent reform legislation, H.R. 1249, passed in a 304 to 117 vote.
President Obama has said he will sign the legislation into law, which will mark the most significant update to the U.S. patent system in almost 60 years.