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Policy Process Exams Fall 2011 Question 3: Earlier this year, Congress passed the America Invents Act, the most significant revision to patent law in 50 years. You may answer this question in one of two ways: - If you followed this issue and are somewhat familiar with the details of it (or wish to become so in short order), explain how and why this happened: what were the factors that led to this policy change at this time? 1. President support
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Key politicians (political appointee) 3. Public opinion 4. Media coverage 5. Lobbying work 6. Problem s open a window 7. Policy entrepreneurs 8. Interest group . Here are some stories covering the bills passage: -http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/business/senate-approves-overhaul-of-patent-system.html- http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63038.html- http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/09/technology/patent_reform_bill/index.htm...
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