By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – US President Barack Obama will sign the recently passed patent reform bill into law today, marking the US' shift from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system and essentially harmonizing US practices with common international laws.

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