PALO ALTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Few have spoken out against the various patent reform measures floating around Congress. But Christopher Banys, a California attorney who represents inventors and small businesses, doesn’t mince words: he calls the proposed legislation a “travesty.”

“I think the long-term effect of bills like these is to take America out of the running for innovation,” he said Tuesday.

“These measures — the Goodlatte bill and others being considered in the Senate — would shut the courthouse door to all but the richest people.”

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the Innovation Act, ...


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