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  • Latest Action: Jan 24, 2008 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 563.

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  • 82% of users support S.1145

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    • On February 11, 2008, by Sparhawk2k - I'm adding support for this with reservations. I think patent reform is quite important given how broken the system is. I'm not sure this is the solution though. The patent office and some labor unions seem to be against it but the EFF thinks its a step in the right direction. My patent knowledge tends to lean towards the technology side so I'm going to have to side with the EFF. Though hopefully they'll come up with something even better so it wont matter. Also, I don't know how often year old bills still make it through... I was just surfing around.

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      As noted by Sparhawk2k, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 11, 2008, "I'm adding support for this with reservations. I think patent reform is quite important given how broken the system is. I'm not sure this is the solution though. The patent office and some labor unions seem to be against it but the EFF thinks its a step in the right direction. My patent knowledge tends to lean towards the technology side so I'm going to have to side with the EFF. Though hopefully they'll come up with something even better so it wont matter. Also, I don't know how often year old bills still make it through... I was just surfing around."
    • On March 10, 2008, by Anonymous - The banks want you to think they are victims of the 911 ckeck21 legislation, but that is not true. Before check21 they spent about 10 cents a check. When Datatreasury approached them with their patented system at lees than 1/2 of the banks current cost, the banks declined. They instead decided to infringe on Datatreasury's patents thinking Datatreasury did not have the money to fight the banks in court, but now that Datatreasury is winning in court the banks are trying to pressure Senators into section 14 of the patent reform act. Senator Session and the banks are also calling Datatreasury Patent Troll. Datatreasury had over 100 employees before the law suits against the banks. The law suits have almost bankrupted the company and they now have less than 5 employees. The banks should pay.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 10, 2008, " The banks want you to think they are victims of the 911 ckeck21 legislation, but that is not true. Before check21 they spent about 10 cents a check. When Datatreasury approached them with their patented system at lees than 1/2 of the banks current cost, the banks declined. They instead decided to infringe on Datatreasury's patents thinking Datatreasury did not have the money to fight the banks in court, but now that Datatreasury is winning in court the banks are trying to pressure Senators into section 14 of the patent reform act. Senator Session and the banks are also calling Datatreasury Patent Troll. Datatreasury had over 100 employees before the law suits against the banks. The law suits have almost bankrupted the company and they now have less than 5 employees. The banks should pay."
    • On August 27, 2008, by Anonymous - see http://www.piausa.org for an opposing view on patent reform

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 27, 2008, "see http://www.piausa.org for an opposing view on patent reform"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1145: Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act ... - OpenCongress - June 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.1145 - Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA) of 2011. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outside the ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 05, 2011, "S.1145 - Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA) of 2011. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outside the ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1145/show)
    • H.R.2007: Autism Spectrum Disorders Services Act of ... - OpenCongress - May 25, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.1145: Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act ... - OpenCongress. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outside the United States, and for other purpose

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 25, 2011, "S.1145: Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act ... - OpenCongress. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outside the United States, and for other purpose" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2007/show)
    • Congressional oversight - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - October 30, 2010 by opencongress.org - S.1145 - Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA) of 2011. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outsi. ... OpenCongress syndication panels allow yo

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 30, 2010, "S.1145 - Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA) of 2011. A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify and expand Federal criminal jurisdiction over Federal contractors and employees outsi. ... OpenCongress syndication panels allow yo" (http://www.opencongress.org/issues/show/4793_congressional_oversight)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Patent Changes: Coming and Going - May 06, 2008 by Patent Baristas, OH - It appears that the Senate has pulled the plug on the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145) after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the bill from the floor ...

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      As noted by Patent Baristas, OH on May 06, 2008, "It appears that the Senate has pulled the plug on the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145) after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the bill from the floor ..." (http://www.patentbaristas.com/archives/2008/05/07/patent-changes-coming-and-going/)
    • Patent Reform Act Stalls in the Senate - May 01, 2008 by EFF, CA - The progress Congress was making on the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145) has stalled and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pulled the bill from the floor ...

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      As noted by EFF, CA on May 01, 2008, "The progress Congress was making on the Patent Reform Act (S. 1145) has stalled and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pulled the bill from the floor ..." (http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/05/patent-reform-act-stalls-senate)
    • Patent Bill Should Die - April 21, 2008 by Human Events, DC - In short, though, S. 1145 and HR 1908 would destroy what the Founding Fathers put into the Constitution with the specific intent of stimulating invention. ...

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      As noted by Human Events, DC on April 21, 2008, "In short, though, S. 1145 and HR 1908 would destroy what the Founding Fathers put into the Constitution with the specific intent of stimulating invention. ..." (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26124)
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