Statement: PILMA Applauds Senate Passage of Patent Reform

Mar 08, 2011, 20:05 ET from Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Industry Labor Management Association (PILMA) applauds tonight's decisive action by the Senate in passing the 2011 Patent Protection Act. The strong 95 to 5 vote is a solid indication that the bill meets the concerns from both sides of the aisle. This measure will unlock U.S. innovation and support good jobs. It provides the framework for simplifying the patent protection process while enhancing U.S. competitiveness. We congratulate Chairman Leahy for his work in developing this legislation and his determination in seeing it through to passage.

PILMA will continue to support this bill as it moves to the House, working with our friends on both sides of the aisle to make sure that it is not weakened as it goes through the legislative process.

SOURCE Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association