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Testimony & Statements from the 110th Congress

AIPLA Statements given in the 110th Congress

  • Written Statement Before the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives on Oversight Hearing on The United States Patent and Trademark Office, by Alan Kasper, February 27, 2008 (PDF)
  • Letter offered in support of S. 1638, which would raise the salaries of federal judges, filed January 30, 2008. (PDF)
  • Letter to Senate Leadership urging the deletion of Section 123 in S. 1145 Section, which mandates that PTO Director require patent applicants to conduct a search and prepare a patentability analysis for each patent application they file. Sent November 30, 2007. Letter to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (PDF)
  • Letter to House and Senate Leadership regarding an amendment to end PTO fee diversion by establishing a revolving fund sent August 13, 2007. (Letter to The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Letter to The Honorable John A. Boehner (PDF); Letter to The Honorable Harry M. Reid, and Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell) (PDF)
  • AIPLA’s statement for the record on the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks, the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, and the Patent Law Treaty and Regulations Under the Patent Law Treaty, filed July 23, 2007. (PDF)
  • AIPLA's views on the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks adopted on March 27, 2007 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Revised Trademark Law Treaty, filed May 28, 2007. (PDF)
  • Letter offered in support of HR 2336, which would allow the USPTO to retain and use all of its fee revenues, filed May 28, 2007 (PDF)
  • Statement before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate on Patent Process, by Michael K. Kirk, May 1, 2007 (PDF)