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IP Legislation in the 111th Congress

The table below delineates the key bills of the 111th Congress and their status as they work their way through the system.  The House Bills are in the top table and the Senate Bills are immediately below the House Bills.

House of Representatives

 
Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status

H.R. 5874, Supplemental USPTO Appropriation

Passed under suspension by voice vote on 7/28/10

Passed by unanimous consent on 7/29/10 

Signed by President on 8/10/10. Public Law 111-224. See AIPLA Letter in support of bill.

H.R. 5322, The Patent and Trademark Office Fee Funding Stabilization Act of 2010

See AIPLA Letter on previous draft of bill
H.R. 4954, Amending the Patent False Marking Statute
H.R. 4515, Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act of 2010 (See also S. 2968) Letter in support of the Trademark Technical Improvements Act of 2010. Signed by President on 3/17/10, Public Law 111-146
H.R. 3570, Satellite Home Viewer Update and Reauthorization Act of 2009 (See also S. 1670) Approved by Committee on 9/16/09 by vote of 34 to 0 (Report 111-319) Passed under suspension by vote of 394-11 on 12/3/09. Two month extension enacted in Omnibus Appropriations bill, H.R. 3326. See S.3333.
H.R. 3114, Authorizing the PTO Director to use certain funds to avoid furloughs and reductions-in-force. (see also S. 1358) Passed under suspension by voice vote on 7/7/09. Passed by unanimous consent on 6/25/09. Public Law 111-45
H.R. 3059, to create an exception from infringement of design patents. (see also S. 1368)
H.R. 2344, Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 (see also S. 1145) Passed under suspension by voice vote on 6/9/09. Report 111-139. Passed by unanimous consent on 6/17/09. Signed by President on 6/30/09. Public Law No: 111-036.
H.R. 1706, Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act (see also, S. 369)

See Healthcare Bills (H.R. 3200, H.R. 3962, H.R. 3590)

H.R. 1260, Patent Reform Act of 2009 (see also, S. 515 and S. 610) Committee legislative hearing on 4/30/09.
H.R. 848, Performance Right Act (see also, S. 379) Committee legislative hearing on 3/10/09. Approved by Full committee by 21-9 vote on 5/13/09.
H.R. 801, Copyright in government funded works
H.R. 628, Patent Court Pilot Program (see also, S. 299) H.R. 628 passed by a vote of 409-7 on 03/17/09. AIPLA position
H.R. 1548, Pathways for Biosimilars Act (See also H.R. 1427 and S. 726.) See Healthcare Bills (H.R. 3200, H.R. 3962, H.R. 3590)

 

 Senate

Introduced Bill​ ​House Committee Full House​ ​Senate Committee ​Full Senate ​Current Status
S. 3804, Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act​ Approved as amended by voice vote, 11/18/10. (PDF)
S. 3728, Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act ​ Approved as amended by voice vote, 12/06/10. (PDF)
S. 3689, Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act

Passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent on 8/2/10.

Agreed to the House Amendments by unanimous consent, 11/19/10. (PDF)

Signed by President on 12/9/10, Public Law 111-295.
S. 3333, Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 Approved by voice vote on 5/12/10. Approved by Unanimous Consent on 5/7/10. Signed by President on 5/27/10, Public Law 111- 175.
S. 2968, Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act of 2010. (See also H.R. 4515) Approved by voice vote on 3/3/10.​ Approved by Unanimous Consent on 1/28/10.​ Letter in support of the Trademark Technical Improvements Act of 2010. Signed by President on 3/17/10, Public Law 111- 146.
S. 1670, Satellite Television Modernization Act of 2009. (See also H.R. 3570) Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee by voice vote 9/24/09. S. 1670 Reported. Report 111-98 Two month extension enacted in Omnibus Appropriations bill, H.R. 3326. See S. 3333.
S. 1368, to create an exception from infringement of design patents. (see also H.R. 3059)
S. 1358, Authorizing the PTO Director to use certain funds to avoid furloughs and reductions-in-force. (see also H.R. 3114) Passed by unanimous consent, 06/25/09. H.R. 3114 approved by both bodies. Public Law No: 111-036.
S. 1145, Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 (see also H.R. 2344) Passed by unanimous consent on 6/17/09.​ Public Law No: 111-036
S. 515, Patent Reform Act of 2009 (see also, H.R. 1260 and S. 610) Committee legislative hearing on 03/10/09. Committee markup on 03/26/09, 03/31/09, and 4/02/09. Approved as amended by 15-4 vote on 04/02/09. Senate Report 111-18 Manager's Amendment 3/2/10.​

(1) AIPLA letter on Diversion.

(2) AIPLA letter on Compromise.

(3) AIPLA letter on S. 515.​

S. 379, Performance Right Act (see also, H.R. 848) Approved as amended by Senate Judiciary Committee by unanimous consent on 10/15/09.​
S. 369, Concerns reverse payments to generics. (see also, H.R. 1706)​ Approved as amended by Senate Judiciary Committee by 12 to 7 vote 10/15/09.
S. 299, Patent Court Pilot Program. (see also, H.R. 628)​ AIPLA position. Provisions added to S. 515 on 04/02/09.
S. 726 Promoting Innovation and Access to Life-Saving Medicine Act (See also H.R. 1427 and H.R. 1548.)​

See Healthcare Bills (H.R. 3200, H.R. 3962, H.R. 3590)

 

 

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