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Patent Litigation Reform Bills in the 113th Congress

S. 866 — Patent Quality Improvement Act A bill to make improvements to the transitional program for covered business method patents, and for other purposes. (Sen. Schumer, D-NY; introduced 05/06/13; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

S. 1013 — Patent Abuse Reduction Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits. (Sen. Cornyn, R-TX; introduced 05/22/13; read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary).

S. 1612 — Patent Litigation Integrity Act A bill to deter abusive patent litigation by targeting the economic incentives that fuel frivolous lawsuits. (Sen. Hatch, R-UT; introduced 10/30/13; read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary).

S. 1720 — Patent Transparency and Improvements Act A bill to promote transparency in patent ownership and make other improvements to the patent system, and for other purposes. (Sen. Leahy, D-VT; introduced 11/18/2013; read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary).

S. 2049 — Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act A bill to curb unfair and deceptive practices during assertion of patents, and for other purposes. (Sen. McCaskill, D-MO; introduced 2/26/2014; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation).

H.R. 845 – Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act A bill to amend chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, to provide for the recovery of patent litigation costs, and for other purposes. (Rep. DeFazio, D-OR; introduced 02/27/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2024 – End Anonymous Patents Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents. (Rep. Deutch, D-FL; introduced 5/16/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. ____ – Abusive Patent Litigation Discussion Draft A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the LeahySmith America Invents Act to make improvements and  technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; discussion draft introduced 5/23/2013).

H.R. 2639 — Patent Litigation and Innovation Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits, and for other purposes. (Rep. Jeffries; D-NY; introduced 7/10/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2766 — Stopping Offensive Use of Patents Act A bill to make improvements to the transitional program for covered business method patents, and for other purposes. (Rep. Issa; R-CA; introduced 7/22/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. ____ — 2nd Abusive Patent Litigation Discussion Draft A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte; discussion draft introduced 09/23/2013).

H.R. 3309 — Innovation Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; introduced 10/23/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; passed by the House of Representatives 12/05/2013).

H.R. 3540 — Demand Letter Transparency Act A bill to amend chapter 26 of title 35, United States Code, to require the disclosure of information related to patent ownership, and for other purposes. (Rep. Polis, D-CO; introduced 11/19/2013; referred to the Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Energy and Commerce).