Posts Tagged: Senator Harry Reid


Will a Patent Question Come Up At The Presidential Debates?

At this point in the presidential cycle it is too early to expect a great deal of substance on issues like patents? The point where patents may …
By Peter Harter
4 years ago 4

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
6 years ago 8

Patent Funding Scam? USPTO Funding is Like a Ponzi Scheme

Dudas started off discussing USPTO funding by explaining that while he was at the agency, while he was preparing to testify before Congress at one particular moment, …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 25

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
8 years ago 4

Patent Reform Back to Senate After Labor Day

Cloture is the only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 14

USPTO to Remain Open Even if U.S. Government Shuts Down

Because of sufficient funding not linked to the current fiscal year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will remain open for business and will continue to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

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. …

Senate to Vote on Patent Reform, First to File Fight Looms

The Senate will take up patent reform on Monday, February 28, 2011, the first day back. Some are even anticipating that the Senate will vote on patent reform bill …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 44

Patent Reform, End to Fee Diversion, Heats Up in Congress

Congress is at it once again, with the Senate Judiciary Committee reporting out a bill last week that remarkably resembles the bill that has been unable to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

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
9 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
10 years ago 10

Nevada Patent Owners Unite to Oppose Patent Reform

A group of Nevada patent owners and experts announced the formation Thursday of a coalition to oppose legislation aimed at changing U.S. patent laws in a …
By Press Releases
10 years ago 2

Uncertain Future for Patent Reform Legislation

As of today, legislative patent reform efforts are working their way through Congress. We are further along the road to legislative reform than at any point in …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0