The following is a link to HR1908 and S1145 is the same:
HR1908 was passed by the House of Representatives on September 7, 2007.
Senate Judiciary Panel Passes Bipartisan Patent Reform Bill on July 19, 2007
Senate Bill S1145 - Patent Reform Act of 2007 has not been scheduled for a vote. We need to defeat this.
Excerpt from: InfoWorld
Almost all other countries have first-to-file patent awards, but a change in the U.S. would disadvantage small inventors who often don't have the money to go through the patent process, said Ronald Riley, president of the Professional Inventors Alliance. The entire bill for fees and legal representation during a patent application costs on average about US$15,000, Riley said.
Many large tech vendors "have a vision of a reformed patent system where they can take inventors property with virtual impunity," Riley said.
"The bill would reward those who can afford to file quickly and often and would greatly lower the ability of inventors to get fair compensation when they are forced to sue disreputable companies," Riley added. "Weakening patent protection at a time when America's incredible inventiveness is the one edge we have in a low-wage global economy is incredibly poor public policy."
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S1145 will disadvantage small inventors who often don't have the money to go through the patent process.
Please vote NO to S1145.
Do not delay - We have too much at stake!