NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Patent Reform Act of 2007, which proposes sweeping and controversial changes to current US patent law and has drawn heavy criticism from the biotech and university communities, passed through the US House of Representatives today, according to the House website.
 
The final vote tally included 220 (D-160, R-60) in favor of the bill and 175 (D-58, R-117) opposed, with 37 abstaining, according to the website.
 

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