I agree with Gerry, the Senate should adequately fund the patent office as the Senate vote in March on S.23 said. The Senate should not rationalize the bill as a job creator. The bill kills jobs, see
Huffington Post "Patent reform's job-creation abilities, however, are largely limited to K Street." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/obamas-jobs-agenda_n_927325.html#s308357&title=Pass_Patent_Reform
This bill is a give away to large multinationals and Wall Street banks at the expense of smaller American companies that create jobs.