H.R.1260 - Patent Reform Act of 2009

To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Patent Reform Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Patent Reform Act of 2009 - Amends federal patent law to rewrite provisions concerning the conditions for patentability. Defines \"effective filing date of a claimed invention\" as the filing date of the patent or the application for patent containing the claim to the invention (thus establ

Official Summary

Patent Reform Act of 2009 - Amends federal patent law to rewrite provisions concerning the conditions for patentability. Defines \"effective filing date of a claimed invention\" as the filing date of the patent or the application for patent containing the claim to the invention (thus establishing a first-to-file system). Revises various other rights and requirements related to patents, including regarding:
(1) damages;
(2) post-grant procedures;
(3) citation of prior art; and
(4) inter partes reexaminations;
(5) preissuance submissions by third parties;
(6) venue and jurisdiction; and
(7) the regulatory authority of the Patent and Trademark Office. Replaces the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Revises provisions concerning the residency of federal circuit judges.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1260

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Google
  • Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Micron Technology
  • Research in Motion
  • ...and 6 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1260

  • United States Business and Industry Council
  • American Conservative Union
  • Allergan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • QUALCOMM, Inc.
  • ...and 12 more. See all.




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