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S.866 - Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013

A bill to make improvements to the transitional program covered business method patents, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to make improvements to the transitional program covered business method patents, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Charles Schumer

D-NY

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Official Summary

Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to remove the eight-year sunset provision with respect to the transitional post-grant review program available to review the validity of covered business method patents, thereby making the program permanent.

Official Summary

Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to remove the eight-year sunset provision with respect to the transitional post-grant review program available to review the validity of covered business method patents, thereby making the program permanent. Expands the term \"covered business method patent\" to include a patent that claims a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of any enterprise, product, or service, except technological inventions. (Current law limits the program to financial products or services.)

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