by Mike Masnick
Mon, Mar 8th 2010 5:21pm
Remember how the USTR and various lobbyists keep insisting that ACTA won't change US law? Or even limit its flexibility in changing the law? Well, if you take the latest leak and the fact that the USTR is now admitting that it's hoping ACTA will cover patents, and then look at the newly released patent reform bill, you'll discover that, on the issue of damages, it certainly looks like the two are in conflict. This is pretty important, since the "damages" part of patent reform was the key stumbling block last year, with a lot of back and forth going into the development of the language. For the USTR to then come along and potentially screw that up with poorly thought out language in ACTA could be a big problem...
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