This story was originally posted on April 3.

A contentious patent reform bill that stalled in the markup phase in Senate last year is one step closer to fruition after it passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday.

The 19-member panel voted 15-4 to report the bill, a companion version of which already passed in the US House of Representatives in 2007. The legislation will now move on to be considered by the full Senate.

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