Hatch: Innovators will be protected

Sen. Orin Hatch has boiled down the essence of complex intellectual property law to this simple question: "Should Zantac have a shorter patent life than a toilet seat?"

Hatch (R-Utah), co-author of the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, usually known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, last week told a meeting of the Federalist Society that the patent term for

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