Posts Tagged: Senator Jeff Sessions


Patently Trump: Can He Do a Better Job Enforcing American Innovations?

Now it is time for Trump to call for a vigorous debate on the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (“TPP”) to demonstrate his expertise on matters of strategic …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
2 years ago 9

Defend Trade Secrets Act ready for markup in Senate Judiciary Committee

Earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which is authored by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Orrin …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Patent Abuse or Genius? Is Kyle Bass Abusing the Patent System?

Time and time again throughout the legislative history post grant proceedings were explained as being a faster, low-cost alternative to litigating validity disputes in Federal District Court. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 37

IP and the 114th Congress: Meet the Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee

In the Senate the Judiciary Committee is where any action relating to intellectual property reform will be played out. Key Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee, including …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Senate Votes 89-9 to Pass Patent Reform, No End to Fee Diversion

It looks like my prediction on Tuesday that the Senate would pass H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, prior to President Obama's much anticipated jobs and economy …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 35

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urge Action On Patent Reform

A bipartisan group of 25 Senators Wednesday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) urging him to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Patent Reform …
By Press Releases
7 years ago 15

Leahy Procedural Move Makes Patent Reform Passage Near

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) recently came to agreement with Committee Ranking Republican Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on changes to the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515), …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10

Obama Administration: The Harmonization Capitulation

If you have not already read the letter from Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to Senator Patrick Leahy (Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee) and Senator Jeff Sessions (…
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

Patent Reform: Obama Favors Major Changes to Patent Law

There has been something brewing for at least a couple weeks now on the patent reform agenda, and I have been trying to make sense of it …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 13

Kappos Nomination Unanimously Forwarded to Full Senate

Earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of David Kappos, former Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for IBM, to be Undersecretary of …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8

David Kappos Shines at Senate Confirmation Hearing

To start the confirmation proceedings in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced David Kappos this morning with a lengthy and impressive recitation of Kappos’ …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 16

Bipartisan Questioning of Patent Reform in US Senate

Today I am in San Diego, California at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Patent Practitioners. I will be speaking later this afternoon regarding the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 4