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September 8, 2007

House Votes - H.R. 1908: Patent Reform

H.Res. 636: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1908

On Agreeing to the Resolution
Passed 222-181


H.R. 1908: Patent Reform Act of 2007
To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Votes

H.Amdt. 789 by Rep. Conyers [D-MI]
An amendment numbered 1 printed in House Report 110-319 to incorporate a number of revisions including revisions to the sections on damages, willful infringement, prior user rights, post-grant review, venue, inequitable conduct, applicant disclosure information and inventor's oath requirements, among others.
Agreed to 263-136

On Passage
Passed 220-175


House Passes Major Patent Law Overhaul
The House passed legislation Friday overhauling the nation’s patent laws, though crtics and supporters of the bill both say additional work will be needed before the measure can generate enough support to get through the Senate and clear Congress.

House Approves Comprehensive Patent Overhaul
The House yesterday passed the most comprehensive patent reform in half a century, delivering a victory for computer technology and financial services companies and leaving drug companies, small inventors, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office bracing for a bigger fight before the bill hits the Senate floor.

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