The Innovation Act of the 113th Congress (H.R. 3309) is a bill that would change the rules and regulations surrounding patent infringement lawsuits in an attempt to reduce patent lawsuits. This article primarily describes the previous version of this bill in the 113th United States Congress, which was passed by the House on December 5, 2013 but was never passed by the United States Senate. Instead, the Senate responded with several bills, including the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720); in December 2013, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the topic.

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  • The Innovation Act of the 113th Congress (H.R. 3309) is a bill that would change the rules and regulations surrounding patent infringement lawsuits in an attempt to reduce patent lawsuits. This article primarily describes the previous version of this bill in the 113th United States Congress, which was passed by the House on December 5, 2013 but was never passed by the United States Senate. Instead, the Senate responded with several bills, including the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720); in December 2013, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the topic. In April 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc., which shifted lawyer's fees for "frivolous" patent suits to the plaintiff, reducing the incentive to file illegitimate suits in the hope of inducing a settlement. , Senator Patrick Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced he was "taking the patent bill off [their] agenda" due to a failure of the House and Senate to "combat the scourge of patent trolls on our economy without burdening the companies and universities who rely on the patent system every day." The bill was reintroduced in the 114th United States Congress in February 2015 by its original sponsor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R, VA-6), and by June 9, 2015, it had accumulated 26 cosponsors. (en)
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  • To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes.
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  • Innovation Act of the 113th Congress
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  • The Innovation Act of the 113th Congress (H.R. 3309) is a bill that would change the rules and regulations surrounding patent infringement lawsuits in an attempt to reduce patent lawsuits. This article primarily describes the previous version of this bill in the 113th United States Congress, which was passed by the House on December 5, 2013 but was never passed by the United States Senate. Instead, the Senate responded with several bills, including the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720); in December 2013, the full Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the topic. (en)
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  • Innovation Act (en)
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