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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A US Senate panel will today begin hearings on a proposal to write new patent legislation that could greatly expand eligible subject matter.

The hearings, to be held today, June 5, and June 11 by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, will address the topic of patent eligibility and a bipartisan draft bill released May 22 by its chair, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and ranking member, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.

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