"Fortunately, Congress is taking action. The Patent Reform Act of 2007 -- a bipartisan bill that addresses these issues -- has passed the House and reportedly will be considered by the Senate this month. The legislation will give the U.S. Patent Office greater ability to consider patent applications carefully and allow for fairer and more efficient resolution of patent infringement cases in our courts. As a result, it will produce higher-quality patents, and encourage companies to innovate and make products without undue fear of litigation," said Rod Lewis, vice president of Legal Affairs and general counsel for Micron Technology, in his editorial published on Sunday in Virginia's Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. Read the entire editorial here.