Posts Tagged ‘Patent Reform Act of 2011’

Patent Reform Coalition Calls for the End of Fee Diversion

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents June 13th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 13, 2011 – The Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform, the Coalition for Patent Fairness, the Innovation Alliance along with a group of universities sent a joint letter to Congress Monday recommending that any patent reform legislation end the diversion of user fees from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

In early March, the Senate passed the Patent Reform Act of 2011. The America Invents Act, a House companion to the Senate bill, is currently up for debate in the lower house. The bills would update many of the operations of the USPTO.

Patent Reform Passes Senate; Bill Headed to House

Congress, House of Representatives, Intellectual Property, Patents, Senate March 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – The Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would significantly reform the U.S. patent system for the first time in nearly 60 years. The bill will now go to the House for consideration.

The Senate passed the America Invents Act – formerly the Patent Reform Act of 2011 – by an overwhelming majority of 95-5. Congress has failed to pass comprehensive patent reform in each of the last four Congresses.

Senate Moves to Final Vote on Patent Reform

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents March 8th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 – The Senate voted Monday to end debate and may move to a final vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that would overhaul the nation’s patent system for the first time in nearly 60 years.

Senate Opens Debate on Patent Reform

Congress, Intellectual Property, Patents March 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 – The Senate moved a step closer to the first major overhaul to the patent system in nearly 60 years when it introduced a bill to the floor on Monday.

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