Patent Reform Legislation Slowed by Labor's Concerns
According to Greg Hitt writing for the Wall Street Journal on August 27, 2007:
Eventually, more than 60 House members joined in an appeal to House leaders in both parties not to rush action. The request echoed of the same language used by the AFL-CIO: "It is especially important that these proposals not undermine
our efforts to achieve better intellectual property protection for U.S. companies overseas, particularly in China and India."
Amid the concerns, House leaders backed off of tentative plans to run the measure through the floor before lawmakers left town for the summer.