Tag Archive: Innovation Act

Prospects Dim For Patent Reform This Fall

October 14, 2015 10:45 am Published by

Congress appears to have put on the back-burner NSBA-opposed patent measures, the Innovation Act and the PATENT Act given various must-do measures and strong opposition from inventors, small businesses and various other stakeholders.

Patent Reform Outlook for the Fall

September 9, 2015 3:22 pm Published by

Amid a very busy fall for Congress is the specter of revisiting NSBA-opposed patent reform legislation which would have a widespread, damaging impact on small inventors.

House Vote on Patent Bill Expected Soon

July 14, 2015 4:01 pm Published by

Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote on the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 9) before they conclude legislative business in July--legislation which could decimate small inventors in the U.S.

House Approves NSBA-Opposed Innovation Act

June 16, 2015 6:17 pm Published by

Late last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 9) 24-8 which, despite changes, still fails to adequately protect small inventors and remains very problematic.

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances PATENT Act

June 9, 2015 5:00 pm Published by

On June 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (PATENT) Act, which NSBA has opposed due to its inclusion of language unworkable for the nation’s smallest inventors and patent holders.

Patent Reform Update

May 26, 2015 5:42 pm Published by

The House and Senate Judiciary committees are likely to revisit their NSBA-opposed patent bills--the PATENT Act in the Senate and the Innovation Act in the House--soon after their return from recess in early-June.

Senate Delves into Patent Reform

May 13, 2015 10:45 am Published by

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine recently-introduced patent legislation that could be harmful to small inventors and patent holders.

Patent Bill Reintroduced

February 11, 2015 10:30 am Published by

Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), introduced the Innovation Act which identical to the previous iteration of the bill which NSBA opposed.

House Passes Patent Litigation Reform

December 11, 2013 9:33 am Published by

Last week, the House passed the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) 325-91, a disturbingly high margin for a bill that could undercut U.S. innovation and the real impact of which is not widely understood on Capitol Hill.