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Originally posted by df1
The technology terrorist, Orrin Hatch, introduced this legislation that is heavily biased toward the entertainment industry at the expense of consumers, individual developers and small companies that develop technology.
One of the difficulties in talking about S. 507 is that it is not just about prior-user rights: It is a complex omnibus bill that also includes controversial provisions such as corporatizing the patent office and broadening the ability of a patentee's opponents to challenge a patent within the patent office throughout the life of the patent. Source