Opposed To Innovation Act? Send A Letter To Congress (via PopVox.com)

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Bill Summary & Status 113th Congress (2013 – 2014) H.R.3309 (per Library of Congress)

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hr3309: Latest Title: Innovation Act Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 10/23/2013)      Cosponsors (16) Related Bills: H.RES.429, H.R.2639, S.1013, S.1612, S.1720 Latest Major Action: 12/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. House Reports: 113-279 With links to Congressional Record pages, votes,reports   http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hr3309:

H.R. 3309 Innovation Act Status (GovTrack.us)

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3309 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> STATUS: This bill passed in the House on December 5, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration. PROGRESS: Introduced Oct 23, 2013 Referred to Committee Oct 23, 2013 Reported by Committee Nov 20, 2013 Passed House Dec 05, 2013 Passed Senate … Signed by the President … VOTES: House Vote on […]

PTO Director Michelle Lee “Secret Exclusionary Meeting” (by PatentlyO)

From a post at PatentlyO: “Director Michelle Lee: A Rough Start” by: Dennis Crouch “Yesterday’s meeting with a group of seasoned patent litigators was part of a normal series of discussions USPTO has facilitated to solicit views on patent reform proposals from various segments of our user community. As legislation moves on to the Senate, […]

George Mason University School of Law: Center For The Protection Of IP

The History of Patent Licensing and Secondary Markets in Patents: An Antidote to False Rhetoric From: a post on December 9, 2013 by Adam Mossoff  In fact, the long history of the widespread adoption and use of the patent licensing business model, as well as the secondary markets that make such patent licensing business models possible, should be […]

American Association for Justice (AAJ) Urges Your Opposition to HR 3309!

http://democrats.judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/Lipsen131119.pdf http://democrats.judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/AAJ1page131119.pdf H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act” (Rep. Goodlatte), makes radical, unnecessary changes to the Patent Act that undermine the very purpose of the Patent System and will close the courthouse doors to small businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs. Most cutting-edge technological innovations come from small companies and inventors. Without the ability to enforce their rights […]

Small Business Urges Lawmakers: Oppose Innovation Act

http://www.nsba.biz/?p=7232 Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill which stands to inhibit small-business innovation in the U.S. NSBA is urging lawmakers to oppose the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) due to the rushed process in bringing the bill to the floor, the lack of small-business input throughout the process and […]

National Small Business Association (NSBA) OPPOSES Innovation Act

http://www.nsba.biz/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/NSBA-Letter-in-Opposition-to-the-Innovation-Act-HR-3309.pdf December 2, 2013 TO MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES While the National Small Business Association (NSBA) supports reasonable efforts and reforms to protect small businesses from unnecessary and unwarranted patent infringement actions, NSBA believes that any legislation aimed at reforming our constitutionally-based patent system or the patent litigation process must adequately address […]

AIPLA tells US Congress: We cannot support Innovation Act

AIPLA has written to Congress saying it cannot support the Innovation Act because of objections to several provisions within the bill and the speed with which the legislation has moved forward. http://www.managingip.com/Article/3286806/AIPLA-tells-US-Congress-We-cannot-support-Innovation-Act.html

A “good” NPE speaks out (Caltech)

Universities such as Caltech are often held up as examples of good NPEs in discussions about intellectual property. What sorts of challenges do they face? http://www.managingip.com/Article/3287113/A-good-NPE-speaks-out.html

BIO Statement Regarding the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309 (updated 12/12/13)

December 12, 2013 - BIO made it known that provisions within H.R. 3309 ”would erect unreasonable barriers to access justice for innovators” and cited in particular “small start-ups that must be able to defend their businesses against patent infringement in a timely and cost-effective manner, and without needless and numerous procedural hurdles or other obstacles.” Bio also […]

Michelle Lee named deputy director of USPTO

The director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office will become deputy director of the agency in January. http://www.managingip.com/Article/3288754/Michelle-Lee-named-deputy-director-of-USPTO.html

Politicians urge Obama to allow public review of IP provisions in TPP

Six members of US Congress have written to US President Barack Obama expressing concern that “secret” negotiations over intellectual property in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement benefit pharmaceutical companies at the expense of public health. http://www.managingip.com/Article/3288315/Politicians-urge-Obama-to-allow-public-review-of-IP-provisions-in-TPP.html

House Passes H.R. 3309 (Innovation Act) — Updated

House Passes H.R. 3309 (Innovation Act) — Updated By Andrew Williams – The House of Representatives earlier today passed H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, by a 325 – 91 vote.  Before voting on the bill, the House spent several hours debating and voting on a number of amendments.  Other than a technical amendment introduced by Rep. Goodlatte […]

Link to H.R. 3309: Innovation Act

H.R. 3309: Innovation Act 113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Dec 09, 2013 (Referred to Senate Committee). Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3309/text