After government officials and the media outlets that cover them began to move past the debt ceiling debate that was consuming Washington, D.C., all eyes turned back to boosting U.S. employment rates. And near the top of Washington’s jobs agenda is patent reform.

According to an article in The Hill that ran on August 2, soon after both houses of Congress had passed debt ceiling legislation, “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said Tuesday that the first jobs bill to move after the recess will be the patent reform legislation.” The bill is one of many expected to come before Congress under the mantle of job creation: “Reid and bill sponsor Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) said the bill, which speeds patent applications, is expected to create 200,000 jobs.”

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