At a conference hosted by the Innovation Alliance in September in Washington D.C., Federal Circuit Court Judge Kathleen O'Malley warned the audience that she believes certain patent proposals would interfere with the role of independent judiciary in patent cases. According to the article "…the legislation doesn't touch substantive reforms to the law but instead would make changes to litigation case management." This is an interesting side to the debate over patent reform that we don't hear much about.
"The courts, she said, make the rules. Allowing Congress to intrude on that authority for patent reform opens the door to other Congressional tinkering…".