Posts Tagged: Congressman Conyers

Innovation Act delayed in House amid bipartisan bicameral disapproval

Members of both major American political parties from both the Senate and the House of Representatives came together at a press conference held on the afternoon of …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

House Judiciary approves Innovation Act despite clear lack of consensus

Dissent among members of Congress on the nature of the Innovation Act was evident from the opening remarks of the committee’s two ranking members. Congressman Bob …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Patent Reform 101: A comparison of current fee-shifting language

Goodlatte was incredulous, explaining that he sees no substantive difference between the language in the Innovation Act and the language in the PATENT Act. The difference between …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Strict venue provisions for patent litigation added to Innovation Act

Issa’s amendment changes the language so that a party bringing a patent infringement suit where the defendant has its principle place of business, where the defendant …

Amendment to extend CBM defeated in House Judiciary Committee

One of the issues that took up a significant amount of time during the first half of the hearing was the proposed extension of the transitional program …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

Patent Reform 101 – A Primer on Pending Patent Legislation

Patent reform is the new normal and we can expect that it will continually be raised in every new Congress for the foreseeable future. Currently there are …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

House Bill Seeks to End Diversion of Fees from the USPTO

The Innovation Protection Act, one of the lesser known patent bills percolating in Congress over the past few years, would provide a source of permanent funding for …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

House Judiciary Committee Questions PTO Director Lee on Innovation Act

There were statements recognizing the need to keep open legitimate avenues to for innovators to protect themselves against infringement, and a strong desire to make sure that …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Courts Award Attorneys’ Fees on 50% of Motions Post Octane

The data establishes that motions for attorney's fees under section 285 after Octane were granted at a rate almost three times as high as in the year preceding …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 7

Prominent Independent Inventors Unhappy with Innovation Act

"Notably, the concerns of key inventor stakeholders like us – principally small companies that create the fundamental inventions that drive our innovation economy – have not yet been evaluated …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Innovation Act Fast Tracked Despite Committee Concerns

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), is continuing to fast track the Innovation Act (HR 3309) despite growing concerns from both Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee… …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8

The 113th Congress: Meet the Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. See Republicans of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

The America Invents Act – How it All Went Down

On Friday, September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law “The America Invents Act” (“AIA”) which passed the Senate on September 8, 2011, by a vote of 89-9. The AIA passed …
By Manus Cooney
5 years ago 4

Handwriting on the Wall: House Passes Managers Amendment to America Invents Act

Shortly after 2pm Eastern Time the United States House of Representatives voted on the Managers Amendment to the America Invents Act, H.R. 1249. The Managers Amendment passed …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Trojan Horse Patent Reform, About Prior User Rights All Along

So why would large companies be such supporters of first to file? What if first to file was the Trojan Horse that carried prior user rights? Prior …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 17