Posts Tagged: Congressman Smith


Patent Reform: House Passes America Invents Act 304-117

United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1249, which is known as the America Invents Act by a vote of 304-117. This bill differs from the Senate …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 20

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
8 years ago 1

Top 10 Reasons Republicans Might Oppose the Patent Office

Given that House Republicans seem to fear an adequately funded Patent Office I got to thinking — What could they be afraid of? With that in mind, here …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 64

House Republicans Oppose Adequately Funded Patent Office

Despite the fact that Congressmen Ryan and Rogers would like this to be about the Obama Administration, the fact is that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is the …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 32

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
8 years ago 17

House Patent Reform Bill is in Need of Reform, BIO to Oppose

BIO has consistently praised House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his introduction of a comprehensive patent reform bill similar to the bill adopted by the …
By Jim Greenwood
9 years ago 4

BIO Expresses Some Concern with House Patent Reform

BIO also is concerned about the inclusion of broader prior user rights in the House bill, and believes that this issue, coupled with the harmful inter partes …
By Jim Greenwood
9 years ago 3

Sensenbrenner to Kappos: Prior User Rights is Poison Pill

Today the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, which is a subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary, held a hearing on the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 47

Patent Reform: The Senate Makes Its Move

With a powerful vote of 87 to 3 on a motion to bring debate to a close, the Senate is on the cusp of passing comprehensive patent reform legislation. …

IP Exclusive: An Interview with Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Staffers worked with us to coordinate the interview with Congressman Chaffetz, which took place earlier today. I was told I would have 15 minutes with the Congressman, and …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

House Judiciary Committee Balks at Senate Patent Bill

Talk about turn of events.  Earlier today I posted an article regarding how patent reform legislation is not certain because it is conceivable that there will not …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1