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June 24, 2011

House Votes - H.R. 1249: America Invents Act

H.Res. 316: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2021 and H.R. 1249

H.R. 2021 Votes

House Report 112-111

On Question of Consideration of the Resolution
Passed by 26 votes: 215-189, 27 not voting

On Ordering the Previous Question
Passed by 46 votes: 230-184, 17 not voting

On Passage
Passed by 53 votes: 239-186, 6 not voting


H.R. 1249: America Invents Act
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.

Amendments

An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to make technical edits and a few necessary changes to more substantive issues, such as prior user rights and an additional oversight requirement for the PTO.
Agreed to by 143 votes: 283-140, 8 not voting

An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to insert language to move the United States to a first to file system only upon a Presidential finding that other major patent authorities have adopted a similar one-year grace period.
Failed by 212 votes: 105-316, 10 not voting

An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to strike Section 5, the `prior user rights' language, and conform H.R. 1249 to H.R. 1908, as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on September 7, 2007, and S. 23, as passed by the U.S. Senate on March 8, 2011.
Failed by 262 votes: 81-342, 8 not voting

An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to restore language for calculation of 60-day period for application of patent term extension that the managers amendment strikes.
Agreed to by 25 votes: 223-198, 10 not voting

An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to strike Section 3 of the legislation, which would convert the U.S. patent system from `first-to-invent' to `first-to-file.'.
Failed by 167 votes: 129-295, 7 not voting

An amendment numbered 13 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to eliminate the ability of the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to set fees, retaining that authority for Congress.
Failed by 238 votes: 92-329, 10 not voting

An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to eliminate the burden of post-grant reviews and reexaminations on individual inventors and small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
Failed by 262 votes: 81-342, 8 not voting

An amendment numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 112-111 to strike section 18 of H.R. 1249, the Transitional program for covered business method patents.
Failed by 105 votes: 158-262, 11 not voting


On Passage
Passed by 187 votes: 304-117, 10 not voting

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