A few links to discussions of the current patent reform legislation:
From Matt Buchanan’s Promote the Progress; cheaper iPods, fewer cures?
And a quote from Robert Cresanti, now with Ocean Tomo:
“[Ocean Tomo] will still proceed with the exchange (even if pending Congressional reforms pass), but many patents may be devalued.”, he warned. “Our hope is the Senate will come around to the same conclusion we have – that there is no pressing need for reform in light of what the courts and USPTO have done.”, he added.