By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bill that would make the US award patents to the first inventors to file for a patent rather than the first inventor and would enable new post-patent grant review processes has landed in the US House of Representatives, just weeks after a counterpart bill passed overwhelmingly in the US Senate.

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