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Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Nation's Patent System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The nation's outmoded patent system, which has forced innovators and inventors to wait years and outlast challenges and lawsuits before getting recognition for their products, would be overhauled under a measure passed Tuesday by the Senate. The legislation, which was approved 95-5, transforms a patent system now operating. . . . Full version available to subscribers.