Tag Archive: Patent Reform

Senate Committee Examines Patent Litigation Reform

December 18, 2013 7:37 am Published by

Following House passage of the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on patent litigation reform where the need for balance in any bill moving forward was raised.

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.

House Judiciary to Markup Patent Reform Bill

November 20, 2013 8:18 am Published by

Today, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), a comprehensive and controversial patent reform bill introduced on Oct. 23, 2013 by Chairman Goodlatte and a bipartisan group of Members to address the purported increase in patent-related litigation.

NSBA Files Amicus Brief in Patent Case

November 6, 2013 7:45 am Published by

Yesterday, NSBA filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals requesting a rehearing of a patent lawsuit which argues that their confirmation of a decision by a lower court would, if allowed to stand, have a significant, negative impact on entrepreneurs and innovative small businesses.

Patent Litigation Reform Bill Introduced in House

October 30, 2013 11:16 am Published by

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the recently introduced Innovation Act, which addresses the purported increase in patent-related litigation and includes various changes to the NSBA-opposed America Invents Act.

Patent Litigation Reform Gains Momentum in the House

October 23, 2013 9:28 am Published by

This week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is expected to introduce legislation to address the purported increase in patent-related litigation. NSBA is urging Members to exercise extreme caution in moving forward with any legislation that could negatively impact individual inventors and small, entrepreneurial firms.

NSBA to File Comments on New First-to-File Patent Regs

September 26, 2012 1:21 pm Published by

NSBA is seeking input on proposed regulations from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) that will implement the first-to-file provision, among others, from last year's passage of the NSBA-Opposed America Invents Act.