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Patent Litigation Bills in the 114th Congress

NEW! Legislation Summary & AIPLA Positions Chart as of 8/13/15

 
The table below lists the bills in the 114th Congress targeting patent litigation abuse.
 

House of Representatives



Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status​/Comments
H.R. 9, Innovation Act
Related Judiciary Committee hearing on 2/12/15;
Related Judiciary Committee hearing on 3/25/15;
Full Judiciary Committee hearing on 4/14/2015; Full Committee markup on 6/11/2015, approved as amended.
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AIPLA letter regarding H.R. 9, 4/16/2015


AIPLA Letter regarding the Manager's Amendment to H.R. 9, 6/10/2015 

Summary & AIPLA Positions Chart as of 8/13/2015    
H.R. 2045, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act
Related Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on 2/26/2015; Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on 4/16/15;
Subcommittee markup on 4/22/2015;
Full Commitee markup on 4/29/2015, approved.
AIPLA Letter regarding the TROL Act, 4/21/2015

AIPLA Letter regarding the TROL Act, 4/27/2015.
​H.R. 1832, the Innovation Protection Act
AIPLA Letter Supporting H.R. 1832, 4/20/2015.
H.R. 1896, the Demand Letter Transparency Act


Senate

 
Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status​/Comments
S. 1137, Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 5/7/2015; Committee markup 6/4/2015, approved as amended.
AIPLA Letter regarding S. 1137, 6/2/2015
S. 632, STRONG Patents Act

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Related Judiciary Committee hearing on 3/18/2015; Related Small Business Committee hearing on 3/19/15.                         ​                           
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