The Senate has approved a major overhaul of U.S. patent law, one that will lead to patents being...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Senate has approved a major overhaul of U.S. patent law, one that will lead to patents being granted to the first company to file for an invention, rather than the first to invent it. Major tech and drug companies such as MSFT, IBM, JNJ, and LLY support the bill, but an association of small businesses opposes it.