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 J. 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
4/18/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4/18/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4685-4686)
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.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3 Organizations Supported and 24 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 .

24 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 .
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
CropLife America
(n.d.). CropLife America. Retrieved n.d., from .
Department for Professional Employees, AFL CIO
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
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 .
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
(n.d.). Medical Device Manufacturers Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
National Association of Patent Practitioners
(n.d.). National Association of Patent Practitioners. Retrieved n.d., from .
Patent Office Professional Association
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
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 .
UNITE HERE!
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
United Association
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.
United Steelworkers
undersigned (2008, February 6). DPE Letter Patent Reform. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from DPE AFL-CIO.

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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$39,350$175,166
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$243,350$103,289
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$16,000$0
Max BaucusDMT$314,630$344,194
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$306,344$286,350
Bob BennettRUT$177,700$106,744
Joe BidenDDE$104,225$20,788
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,816$146,200
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$202,374$153,895
Barbara BoxerDCA$81,922$242,935
Sherrod BrownDOH$126,337$322,300
Sam BrownbackRKS$47,484$47,600
Jim BunningRKY$152,011$45,050
Richard BurrRNC$326,039$235,357
Robert ByrdDWV$54,900$142,900
Maria CantwellDWA$109,666$116,151
Ben CardinDMD$155,563$236,334
Tom CarperDDE$257,412$83,390
Bob CaseyDPA$208,094$241,301
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$382,223$338,200
Hillary ClintonDNY$970,128$372,231
Tom CoburnROK$69,082$30,340
William Thad CochranRMS$45,400$53,200
Norm ColemanRMN$579,545$439,995
Susan M. CollinsRME$191,484$118,150
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$170,140$211,500
Bob CorkerRTN$450,825$151,900
John CornynRTX$502,742$180,512
Larry CraigRID$4,210$15,750
Mike CrapoRID$187,457$72,050
Jim DeMintRSC$249,128$111,250
Chris DoddDCT$488,950$154,575
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$338,167$140,570
Pete DomeniciRNM$83,300$14,850
Byron DorganDND$48,800$159,450
Dick DurbinDIL$255,450$192,800
John EnsignRNV$94,950$65,818
Mike EnziRWY$90,049$115,550
Russ FeingoldDWI$64,060$196,172
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$111,374$196,468
Lindsey GrahamRSC$166,411$106,029
Chuck GrassleyRIA$118,200$213,122
Judd GreggRNH$81,200$125,050
Chuck HagelRNE$67,400$12,800
Tom HarkinDIA$131,379$238,053
Orrin G. HatchRUT$174,300$153,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$296,600$69,900
Jim InhofeROK$117,325$63,700
Dan InouyeDHI$67,225$131,400
Johnny IsaksonRGA$263,452$108,850
Tim JohnsonDSD$254,471$169,900
Ted KennedyDMA$124,449$347,640
John F. KerryDMA$51,754$116,396
Amy KlobucharDMN$114,810$242,318
Herb KohlDWI$4,200$0
Jon KylRAZ$332,164$191,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$172,280$261,193
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$112,600$154,175
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,631$23,926
Carl LevinDMI$86,850$119,800
Joe LiebermanICT$632,505$168,725
Blanche LincolnDAR$149,257$236,474
Chester Trent LottRMS$121,690$41,200
Dick LugarRIN$109,825$137,475
Mel MartinezRFL$330,251$123,966
John McCainRAZ$81,050$17,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$102,833$196,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$459,259$326,510
Bob MenéndezDNJ$256,800$535,032
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$73,200$160,997
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,800$79,050
Patty MurrayDWA$96,800$306,449
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$189,729$218,450
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$175,193$173,000
Barack ObamaDIL$364,259$241,150
Mark L. PryorDAR$151,057$139,072
John "Jack" ReedDRI$208,871$131,050
Harry ReidDNV$299,804$247,400
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$237,640$202,999
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$127,200$146,350
Ken SalazarDCO$287,250$244,018
Bernie SandersIVT$9,850$218,684
Chuck SchumerDNY$428,299$114,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$143,580$79,678
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$435,123$130,400
Gordon SmithROR$227,000$288,275
Olympia J. SnoweRME$102,170$43,450
Arlen SpecterDPA$347,325$492,420
Debbie StabenowDMI$209,704$239,209
Ted StevensRAK$38,750$71,300
John SununuRNH$376,786$150,355
Jon TesterDMT$92,969$98,700
Craig ThomasRWY$28,500$19,750
John ThuneRSD$279,915$126,440
David VitterRLA$151,767$119,800
George VoinovichROH$275,105$266,218
John WarnerRVA$0$9,500
Jim WebbDVA$77,533$128,340
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$103,049$117,725
Ron WydenDOR$102,660$108,250

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$39,350$175,166
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$243,350$103,289
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$16,000$0
Max BaucusDMT$314,630$344,194
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$306,344$286,350
Bob BennettRUT$177,700$106,744
Joe BidenDDE$104,225$20,788
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$49,816$146,200
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$202,374$153,895
Barbara BoxerDCA$81,922$242,935
Sherrod BrownDOH$126,337$322,300
Sam BrownbackRKS$47,484$47,600
Jim BunningRKY$152,011$45,050
Richard BurrRNC$326,039$235,357
Robert ByrdDWV$54,900$142,900
Maria CantwellDWA$109,666$116,151
Ben CardinDMD$155,563$236,334
Tom CarperDDE$257,412$83,390
Bob CaseyDPA$208,094$241,301
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$382,223$338,200
Hillary ClintonDNY$970,128$372,231
Tom CoburnROK$69,082$30,340
William Thad CochranRMS$45,400$53,200
Norm ColemanRMN$579,545$439,995
Susan M. CollinsRME$191,484$118,150
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$170,140$211,500
Bob CorkerRTN$450,825$151,900
John CornynRTX$502,742$180,512
Larry CraigRID$4,210$15,750
Mike CrapoRID$187,457$72,050
Jim DeMintRSC$249,128$111,250
Chris DoddDCT$488,950$154,575
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$338,167$140,570
Pete DomeniciRNM$83,300$14,850
Byron DorganDND$48,800$159,450
Dick DurbinDIL$255,450$192,800
John EnsignRNV$94,950$65,818
Mike EnziRWY$90,049$115,550
Russ FeingoldDWI$64,060$196,172
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$111,374$196,468
Lindsey GrahamRSC$166,411$106,029
Chuck GrassleyRIA$118,200$213,122
Judd GreggRNH$81,200$125,050
Chuck HagelRNE$67,400$12,800
Tom HarkinDIA$131,379$238,053
Orrin G. HatchRUT$174,300$153,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$296,600$69,900
Jim InhofeROK$117,325$63,700
Dan InouyeDHI$67,225$131,400
Johnny IsaksonRGA$263,452$108,850
Tim JohnsonDSD$254,471$169,900
Ted KennedyDMA$124,449$347,640
John F. KerryDMA$51,754$116,396
Amy KlobucharDMN$114,810$242,318
Herb KohlDWI$4,200$0
Jon KylRAZ$332,164$191,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$172,280$261,193
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$112,600$154,175
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$32,631$23,926
Carl LevinDMI$86,850$119,800
Joe LiebermanICT$632,505$168,725
Blanche LincolnDAR$149,257$236,474
Chester Trent LottRMS$121,690$41,200
Dick LugarRIN$109,825$137,475
Mel MartinezRFL$330,251$123,966
John McCainRAZ$81,050$17,000
Claire McCaskillDMO$102,833$196,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$459,259$326,510
Bob MenéndezDNJ$256,800$535,032
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$73,200$160,997
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,800$79,050
Patty MurrayDWA$96,800$306,449
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$189,729$218,450
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$175,193$173,000
Barack ObamaDIL$364,259$241,150
Mark L. PryorDAR$151,057$139,072
John "Jack" ReedDRI$208,871$131,050
Harry ReidDNV$299,804$247,400
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$237,640$202,999
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$127,200$146,350
Ken SalazarDCO$287,250$244,018
Bernie SandersIVT$9,850$218,684
Chuck SchumerDNY$428,299$114,750
Jeff SessionsRAL$143,580$79,678
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$435,123$130,400
Gordon SmithROR$227,000$288,275
Olympia J. SnoweRME$102,170$43,450
Arlen SpecterDPA$347,325$492,420
Debbie StabenowDMI$209,704$239,209
Ted StevensRAK$38,750$71,300
John SununuRNH$376,786$150,355
Jon TesterDMT$92,969$98,700
Craig ThomasRWY$28,500$19,750
John ThuneRSD$279,915$126,440
David VitterRLA$151,767$119,800
George VoinovichROH$275,105$266,218
John WarnerRVA$0$9,500
Jim WebbDVA$77,533$128,340
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$103,049$117,725
Ron WydenDOR$102,660$108,250

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$12,019,126
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,539,190
Securities, commodities & investment$1,504,424

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Building trades unions$3,795,294
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,055,851
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,038,891
Engineers - type unknown$1,659,421
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,399,744
Biotech products & research$1,028,870
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$921,326
Manufacturing unions$855,475
Teamsters union$431,016
General commercial unions$367,560
Communications & hi-tech unions$330,290
Labor Unions$241,500
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