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IP Legislation in the 114th Congress

  • Patent Litigation Reform Bills in the 114th Congress
  • The table below delineates the key bills of the 114th 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. testtesttest

    House of Representatives

    Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status​/Comments
    H.R. 9, Innovation Act
    Related 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.
    Report by Committee 7/29/2015. H.Rept.114-235.
    ​                          ​                           
    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.
    AIPLA Letter regarding the TROL Act, 4/21/2015

    AIPLA Letter regarding the TROL Act, 4/27/2015.
    H.R. 3326, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015
    (See S. 1890)
    ​Introduced in House 7/29/2015.

    H.R. 4241, the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy ("CODE") Act
    ​Introduced in House 12/19/2015
    H.R. 1057, PARTS Act
    Subcommittee hearing on
    AIPLA Letter regarding PARTS Act, 2/9/2016.

    H.R. 5757, the CASE Act of 2016


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

    S. 2733, Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016  ​

    S. 1402, Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act​

    ​Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent on 5/26/16.
    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.
    Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.9/8/2015.
    AIPLA Letter regarding S. 1137, 6/2/2015
    S. 1890, Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015
    Approved by Committee on 4/20/16. 

    ​House Report: 114-529
    House passed
    Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 12/2/2015; Approved by Committee on 1/28/16. 

    Senate Report: 114-220;
    ​Senate passed 4/4/2016 AIPLA Letter, regarding S. 1890, 12/1/2015

    Public Law: 114-153
    S. 560, PARTS Act

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