House and Senate Patent Reform Bills Introduced Patent Reform bills were introduced yesterday in the House (H.R. 1260) and in the Senate S 515). Yesterday in this Newsletter we indicated that the advance notice that we had obtained of the introduction of the bills represented that the bills would be identical, as they were two years ago. This turns out to be largely true, but not entirely. Rather than leaving out the first-inventor-to-file provisions pending resolution of the effective date issue...