AMERICA INVENTS ACT H.R.1249 PDF

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Text of H. Rule PDF. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Makes in order only those amendments to H. Provides that each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

Provides for 20 minutes of initial debate confined to the question of constitutionality of the bill equally divided and controlled by Representative Smith R-TX and Representative Kaptur D-OH or their designees. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. Makes in order the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill as an original bill for purpose of amendment, which shall be considered as read.

Provides that upon receipt of a message from the Senate transmitting H. Provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

Motion by Ms. Slaughter to amend the rule to H. Defeated: 2—7. Skip to main content. Structured rule for H. Waives all points of order against consideration of H. Provides that H. Waives all points of order against provisions in H.

Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part A of the report. Provides one motion to recommit H. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in Part B of the report. Waives all points of order against the motion.

House of Representatives on September 7, , and S. Senate on March 8, Submitted 21 Version 1 Conyers MI , Rohrabacher CA Democrat Would insert language to move the United States to a first to file system only upon a Presidential finding that other major patent authorities have adopted a similar one-year grace period. Submitted 25 Version 1 Jackson Lee TX Democrat Would establish a transitional review program for business method patents that will sunset years.

Submitted 26 Version 1 Jackson Lee TX Democrat Would provide the term 'small business concern' shall include minority-owned business and woman-owned business on page Submitted 27 Version 1 Jackson Lee TX Democrat Would add a sense of Congress that it is important to protect the rights of small businesses and inventors from predatory behavior that could result in the cutting off innovation and may provide an undue advantage to large financial institutions and high-tech firms.

Submitted 18 Version 2 Lofgren CA Democrat Revised Would clarify the scope of the one-year grace period for filing a patent application after disclosures of an invention by the inventor.

Submitted 12 Version 1 Lujn NM Democrat Would add requirements to the satellite office location selection process to ensure that 1 the purposes, as described in the bill, of establishing satellite offices are achieved, 2 recruitment costs are minimized by considering the availability of knowledgeable personnel in the region, and 3 the economic impact to the region is considered. It would also require that the Director in the required report to Congress on the rationale in selecting the location of any satellite office include an explanation of how the selected location will achieve the purposes of satellite offices and how the required considerations were met.

Made In Order 13 Version 1 Lujn NM Democrat Would establish a new section in the bill which requires the Director of the USPTO to work with local small business assistance and economic development organizations, including organizations affiliated with national laboratories and research universities, to provide patent application assistance to small businesses and independent inventors. Any results of the study shall not be used for preferential treatment in the patent process.

This study is to be conducted using existing resources. Made In Order 10 Version 1 Polis CO Democrat Would clarify that the new legislation would apply only to new tax planning patents, not already filed patents which would disclose patent information leaving the applicants vulnerable.

Made In Order 11 Version 1 Rohrabacher CA Republican Would eliminate the burden of post-grant reviews and reexaminations on individual inventors and small businesses with or fewer employees. Withdrawn 36 Version 1 Shuster PA Republican Withdrawn Would exempt patents for competitive pricing or procurement, supply chain management, or business process outsourcing from the Business Method Patent Transitional Program.

Withdrawn 15 Version 2 Smith, Lamar TX Republican Revised Would make technical edits and a few necessary changes to more substantive issues, such as prior user rights and an additional oversight requirement for the PTO. Submitted 34 Version 1 Terry NE Republican Would require that a Small Business Study and Report on Prior User Rights be completed and reported with positive results, stating that the bill will not harm the patent system and the country, before the bill goes into effect.

Withdrawn 6 Version 1 Waters CA Democrat Would add a severability clause protecting the remainder of the bill if the Supreme Court determines that certain sections or provisions are unconstitutional. It would not apply to, or place any requirements on the USPTO with respect to the examinations of applications for, or issuance of, patents or trademarks.

Submitted 9 Version 1 Waters CA Democrat Would provide a preference not a hard line criteria or quota — merely one or many activities the USPTO can consider for potential USPTO contractors that carry out certain investment and philanthropic activities to bolster education, training, and employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM disciplines.

Withdrawn 32 Version 1 Wolf VA Republican Would strike section 22 of the bill regarding Patent and Trademark Office funding; provide a corresponding offset; and authorize the retention of excess fee collections subject to appropriations. Rules Committee Record Vote No. Majority Member. Dreier, Chairman.

Minority Member. Bishop of Utah to report the rule. Adopted: Would insert language to move the United States to a first to file system only upon a Presidential finding that other major patent authorities have adopted a similar one-year grace period. Late RevisedWould reinsert the calculation of day period for application of patent term extension in the Smith R-TX manager's amendment.

Cuellar TX. Jackson Lee TX. Would establish a transitional review program for business method patents that will sunset years. Would provide the term 'small business concern' shall include minority-owned business and woman-owned business on page Would add a sense of Congress that it is important to protect the rights of small businesses and inventors from predatory behavior that could result in the cutting off innovation and may provide an undue advantage to large financial institutions and high-tech firms.

Revised Would add a sense of Congress that the changes set forth in the bill do not create an unconstitutional taking under the "takings clause. Lofgren CA. Revised Would clarify the scope of the one-year grace period for filing a patent application after disclosures of an invention by the inventor.

Lujn NM. Would add requirements to the satellite office location selection process to ensure that 1 the purposes, as described in the bill, of establishing satellite offices are achieved, 2 recruitment costs are minimized by considering the availability of knowledgeable personnel in the region, and 3 the economic impact to the region is considered. Would establish a new section in the bill which requires the Director of the USPTO to work with local small business assistance and economic development organizations, including organizations affiliated with national laboratories and research universities, to provide patent application assistance to small businesses and independent inventors.

Manzullo IL. Revised Would eliminate the ability of the Director of the U. Moore, Gwen WI. Would direct the USPTO to develop methods for studying the diversity of patent applicants, including those applicants who are minorities, women, or veterans. Would specify that the USPTO will take into consideration small businesses, minority-owned businesses, and women-owned businesses when conducting outreach activities. Polis CO. Would clarify that the new legislation would apply only to new tax planning patents, not already filed patents which would disclose patent information leaving the applicants vulnerable.

Rohrabacher CA. Would eliminate the burden of post-grant reviews and reexaminations on individual inventors and small businesses with or fewer employees. Would strike section 18 of H. Sensenbrenner WI. Revised Would strike Section 3 of the legislation, which would convert the U. Shuster PA. Withdrawn Would exempt all business method patents granted prior to the effective date of the legislation from the Business Method Patent Transitional Program. Withdrawn Would exempt patents for competitive pricing or procurement, supply chain management, or business process outsourcing from the Business Method Patent Transitional Program.

Smith, Lamar TX. Revised Would make technical edits and a few necessary changes to more substantive issues, such as prior user rights and an additional oversight requirement for the PTO. Speier CA. Would direct the PTO to prescribe a requirement that parties provide sufficient evidence to prove and rebut a claim of derivation. Terry NE. Would strike first-to-file provisions while maintaining the bill's stated purpose, i. Would require that a Small Business Study and Report on Prior User Rights be completed and reported with positive results, stating that the bill will not harm the patent system and the country, before the bill goes into effect.

Wasserman Schultz FL. Withdrawn Late Revised Would make certain corrections and clarifications to language found at section 27 of the Smith R-TX Manager's Amendment and permit independent second opinions in certain genetic diagnostic testing.

Waters CA. Would add a severability clause protecting the remainder of the bill if the Supreme Court determines that certain sections or provisions are unconstitutional.

Would provide a preference not a hard line criteria or quota — merely one or many activities the USPTO can consider for potential USPTO contractors that carry out certain investment and philanthropic activities to bolster education, training, and employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM disciplines. Wolf VA. Would strike section 22 of the bill on Patent and Trademark Office Funding, and provide a corresponding offset.

Would strike section 22 of the bill regarding Patent and Trademark Office funding; provide a corresponding offset; and authorize the retention of excess fee collections subject to appropriations.

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The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U. Named for its lead sponsors, Sen. Its central provisions went into effect on September 16, and on March 16, The law switched the U. The law also expanded the definition of prior art used in determining patentability.

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Text of H. Rule PDF. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Makes in order only those amendments to H.

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