House Hearing on H.R. 1260, the Patent Reform Act of 2009 The House Judiciary Committee April 30 hearing on H.R. 1260, the Patent Reform Act of 2009, was well-attended by Committee members, and competing views on key provisions of the bill were ably presented by the witnesses. Often opening statements are made only by the Chairman and Ranking Member. Yesterday 11 Committee members showed up early and made opening statements, a sure sign of heavy interest in the matter at hand. Several key members...