Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 110th Congress.

S. 1145 - Patent Reform Act of 2007

Intellectual property. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Patent Reform Act of 2007

S. 1145 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.
Other Titles
  • Patent Reform Act of 2007
  • Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Intellectual property
  • Actions and defenses
  • Administrative fees
  • Administrative procedure
  • Administrative remedies
  • Budgets
  • Checks
  • Civil procedure
  • Claims
  • Confidential communications
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Damages
  • Department of Commerce
  • Discovery (Law)
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Executive departments
  • Finance
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Governmental investigations
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
  • Jurisdiction
  • Law
  • Oaths
  • Patent infringement
  • Patents
  • Revolving funds
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Major Actions
Introduced4/18/2007
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/18/2007
4/18/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4685-4686)
4/18/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
6/06/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 110-149.
6/21/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Committee consideration and Mark Up Session held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/19/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
1/24/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 110-259. Additional and Minority views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar1/24/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 563.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3 Organizations Supported and 11 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Patent Reform Act of 2007

3 organizations supported this bill

American Bankers Association
(n.d.). 6/6/07 - Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Retrieved n.d., from .
Financial Services Roundtable
(n.d.). 6/6/07 - Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Retrieved n.d., from .
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
(n.d.). 6/6/07 - Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Retrieved n.d., from .

11 organizations opposed this bill

American Intellectual Property Law Association
(n.d.). American Intellectual Property Law Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Seed Trade Association
(n.d.). American Seed Trade Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
Biotechnology Industry Organization
(n.d.). Biotechnology Industry Organization. Retrieved n.d., from .
CropLife America
(n.d.). CropLife America. Retrieved n.d., from .
Grocery Manufacturers Association
(n.d.). Grocery Manufacturers Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
Innovation Alliance
(n.d.). Innovation Alliance. Retrieved n.d., from .
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(n.d.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA. Retrieved n.d., from .
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
(n.d.). Medical Device Manufacturers Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Patent Practitioners
(n.d.). National Association of Patent Practitioners. Retrieved n.d., from .
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
(n.d.). Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Business & Industry Council
(n.d.). United States Business and Industry Council. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 110th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$50,250$13,316
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$238,972$99,739
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$14,000$0
Max BaucusDMT$321,730$232,044
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$295,144$135,700
Bob BennettRUT$178,200$99,244
Joe BidenDDE$98,275$12,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$45,183$57,700
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$209,049$112,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$86,222$51,160
Sherrod BrownDOH$126,212$65,450
Sam BrownbackRKS$46,534$28,600
Jim BunningRKY$153,461$36,150
Richard BurrRNC$327,437$207,914
Robert ByrdDWV$47,450$5,950
Maria CantwellDWA$103,210$49,316
Ben CardinDMD$153,823$73,850
Tom CarperDDE$277,012$29,650
Bob CaseyDPA$195,782$78,300
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$359,198$294,950
Hillary ClintonDNY$890,753$132,450
Tom CoburnROK$75,641$25,450
William Thad CochranRMS$41,400$51,200
Norm ColemanRMN$506,145$357,667
Susan CollinsRME$158,434$74,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$164,490$87,000
Bob CorkerRTN$347,350$105,450
John CornynRTX$461,992$176,862
Larry CraigRID$4,210$2,000
Mike CrapoRID$184,807$64,050
Jim DeMintRSC$222,750$84,300
Chris DoddDCT$508,900$40,775
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$319,052$104,270
Pete DomeniciRNM$42,350$9,400
Byron DorganDND$48,200$19,350
Dick DurbinDIL$261,350$86,050
John EnsignRNV$86,850$50,868
Mike EnziRWY$94,349$108,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$56,610$20,822
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$108,424$64,465
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,148$81,170
Chuck GrassleyRIA$120,100$178,272
Judd GreggRNH$72,050$87,700
Chuck HagelRNE$65,800$6,000
Tom HarkinDIA$119,429$125,553
Orrin HatchRUT$149,950$103,350
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$247,350$52,650
Jim InhofeROK$83,900$48,450
Dan InouyeDHI$88,475$35,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250,769$95,100
Tim JohnsonDSD$230,368$16,800
Ted KennedyDMA$119,449$226,390
John KerryDMA$54,434$42,760
Amy KlobucharDMN$104,510$92,518
Herb KohlDWI$4,200$0
Jon KylRAZ$301,324$149,600
Mary LandrieuDLA$166,897$111,710
Frank LautenbergDNJ$113,200$33,400
Patrick LeahyDVT$31,900$10,750
Carl LevinDMI$81,550$31,800
Joe LiebermanICT$558,000$60,575
Blanche LincolnDAR$155,707$146,324
Chester Trent LottRMS$96,940$33,200
Dick LugarRIN$95,900$116,275
Mel MartinezRFL$366,275$85,108
John McCainRAZ$71,550$11,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$86,050$26,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$417,309$258,835
Bob MenéndezDNJ$249,650$286,857
Barbara MikulskiDMD$67,950$31,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$74,350$39,050
Patty MurrayDWA$84,800$92,199
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$172,979$137,300
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$179,703$69,700
Barack ObamaDIL$384,959$75,500
Mark PryorDAR$131,742$61,382
John "Jack" ReedDRI$199,999$22,700
Harry ReidDNV$309,596$81,300
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$195,890$191,999
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$126,400$26,250
Ken SalazarDCO$231,725$78,268
Bernie SandersIVT$2,750$3,750
Chuck SchumerDNY$417,050$20,050
Jeff SessionsRAL$128,930$62,378
Richard ShelbyRAL$438,623$83,500
Gordon SmithROR$202,250$193,925
Olympia SnoweRME$85,950$26,800
Arlen SpecterDPA$357,925$269,861
Debbie StabenowDMI$205,244$85,884
Ted StevensRAK$31,750$14,000
John SununuRNH$420,861$110,105
Jon TesterDMT$84,749$4,350
Craig ThomasRWY$24,500$17,000
John ThuneRSD$221,651$79,490
David VitterRLA$135,641$71,000
George VoinovichROH$274,905$203,418
John WarnerRVA$650$3,000
Jim WebbDVA$66,100$16,490
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,200$12,225
Ron WydenDOR$86,510$32,050

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$50,250$13,316
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$238,972$99,739
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$14,000$0
Max BaucusDMT$321,730$232,044
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$295,144$135,700
Bob BennettRUT$178,200$99,244
Joe BidenDDE$98,275$12,150
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$45,183$57,700
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$209,049$112,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$86,222$51,160
Sherrod BrownDOH$126,212$65,450
Sam BrownbackRKS$46,534$28,600
Jim BunningRKY$153,461$36,150
Richard BurrRNC$327,437$207,914
Robert ByrdDWV$47,450$5,950
Maria CantwellDWA$103,210$49,316
Ben CardinDMD$153,823$73,850
Tom CarperDDE$277,012$29,650
Bob CaseyDPA$195,782$78,300
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$359,198$294,950
Hillary ClintonDNY$890,753$132,450
Tom CoburnROK$75,641$25,450
William Thad CochranRMS$41,400$51,200
Norm ColemanRMN$506,145$357,667
Susan CollinsRME$158,434$74,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$164,490$87,000
Bob CorkerRTN$347,350$105,450
John CornynRTX$461,992$176,862
Larry CraigRID$4,210$2,000
Mike CrapoRID$184,807$64,050
Jim DeMintRSC$222,750$84,300
Chris DoddDCT$508,900$40,775
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$319,052$104,270
Pete DomeniciRNM$42,350$9,400
Byron DorganDND$48,200$19,350
Dick DurbinDIL$261,350$86,050
John EnsignRNV$86,850$50,868
Mike EnziRWY$94,349$108,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$56,610$20,822
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$108,424$64,465
Lindsey GrahamRSC$142,148$81,170
Chuck GrassleyRIA$120,100$178,272
Judd GreggRNH$72,050$87,700
Chuck HagelRNE$65,800$6,000
Tom HarkinDIA$119,429$125,553
Orrin HatchRUT$149,950$103,350
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$247,350$52,650
Jim InhofeROK$83,900$48,450
Dan InouyeDHI$88,475$35,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250,769$95,100
Tim JohnsonDSD$230,368$16,800
Ted KennedyDMA$119,449$226,390
John KerryDMA$54,434$42,760
Amy KlobucharDMN$104,510$92,518
Herb KohlDWI$4,200$0
Jon KylRAZ$301,324$149,600
Mary LandrieuDLA$166,897$111,710
Frank LautenbergDNJ$113,200$33,400
Patrick LeahyDVT$31,900$10,750
Carl LevinDMI$81,550$31,800
Joe LiebermanICT$558,000$60,575
Blanche LincolnDAR$155,707$146,324
Chester Trent LottRMS$96,940$33,200
Dick LugarRIN$95,900$116,275
Mel MartinezRFL$366,275$85,108
John McCainRAZ$71,550$11,800
Claire McCaskillDMO$86,050$26,400
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$417,309$258,835
Bob MenéndezDNJ$249,650$286,857
Barbara MikulskiDMD$67,950$31,500
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$74,350$39,050
Patty MurrayDWA$84,800$92,199
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$172,979$137,300
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$179,703$69,700
Barack ObamaDIL$384,959$75,500
Mark PryorDAR$131,742$61,382
John "Jack" ReedDRI$199,999$22,700
Harry ReidDNV$309,596$81,300
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$195,890$191,999
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$126,400$26,250
Ken SalazarDCO$231,725$78,268
Bernie SandersIVT$2,750$3,750
Chuck SchumerDNY$417,050$20,050
Jeff SessionsRAL$128,930$62,378
Richard ShelbyRAL$438,623$83,500
Gordon SmithROR$202,250$193,925
Olympia SnoweRME$85,950$26,800
Arlen SpecterDPA$357,925$269,861
Debbie StabenowDMI$205,244$85,884
Ted StevensRAK$31,750$14,000
John SununuRNH$420,861$110,105
Jon TesterDMT$84,749$4,350
Craig ThomasRWY$24,500$17,000
John ThuneRSD$221,651$79,490
David VitterRLA$135,641$71,000
George VoinovichROH$274,905$203,418
John WarnerRVA$650$3,000
Jim WebbDVA$66,100$16,490
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$99,200$12,225
Ron WydenDOR$86,510$32,050

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,111,096
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,511,813
Securities, commodities & investment$1,378,808

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Medical supplies manufacturing & sales$2,816,101
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,880,973
Engineers - type unknown$1,567,693
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$945,603
Biotech products & research$909,608
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