A new Federal Trade Commission report recommends improvements to two areas of patent law policies affecting how well a patent gives notice to the public of what technology is protected and remedies for patent infringement. The report, The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition, emphasizes that the patent system and competition policy share the goal of promoting innovation that benefits consumers.Available here. My letter comment posted here was cited in a few places in the report. In general, I like what I'm reading. I'm disappointed that the report wasn't issued sooner given the imminent passage of reform legislation. Kudos to the authors for completing such a formidable task.