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Patent Litigation Legislation in the 113th Congress

The table below lists the bills in the 113th Congress targeting patent litigation abuse.

House of Representatives

Introduced Bill House Committee Full House
Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status
H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act Full Judiciary Committee Hearing 10/29/13; Judiciary Committe Markup 11/20/13;
Approved, as amended, 11/20/13; Committee Report.

​Passed the House, as amended, 12/5/13. ​Introduced by Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA) October 23, 2013;
Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2013; AIPLA Letter November 18, 2013; AIPLA Letter December 4, 2013
H.R. ____ - Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014 Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Hearing 5/22/14; Subcommittee Markup 7/7-7/10/14, Approved, as amended Discussion Draft published by Rep. Terry (R-NE) on May 15, 2014; AIPLA Letter July 9, 2014
H.R. 4763, Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act Introduced by Reps. Cardenas (D-CA) and Farenthold (R-TX) on May 29, 2014
H.R. 3540,  the Demand Letter Transparency Act of 2013 ​Introduced by Reps. Polis (D-CO), Marino (R-PA), and Deutch (D-FL) on November 19, 2013
H.R.2766, Stop Offensive Use of Patents (STOP) Act

​Introduced by Reps. Issa (R-CA) and Chu (D-CA) on July 22, 2013
​H.R. 2639, Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013  

​Introduced by Reps. Jeffries (D-NY) and Farenthold (R-TX) on July 10, 2013
H.R. 2024, End Anonymous Patents Act

​Introduced by Rep. Deutch (D-FL) on May 16, 2013
​H.R. 845, Saving High-Tech Innovation from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act
​Introduced by Reps. DeFazio (D-OR) and  Chaffetz (R-UT) on February 27, 2013



Bill​ House Committee Full House
​Senate Committee ​Full Senate Current Status
S. 1720, Patent Transparency and Improvements Act Full Judiciary Committee Hearing, 12/17/13; AIPLA Testimony. ​Introduced by Senators Leahy (D-VT), Lee (R-UT), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Klobuchar (D-MN) on November 18, 2013
S. 1612, Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013
​Introduced by Senator Hatch (R-UT) on October 30, 2013
S. 1013, Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

​Introduced by Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Grassley (R-IA)  on May 22, 2013
S. 866, Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 ​Introduced by Senator Schumer (D-NY) on May 6, 2013
S. 2049 - Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Hearing on 11/7/14. ​Introduced by Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Rockefeller (D-WV) on Feburary 26, 2014