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S. 515 - Patent Reform Act of 2009

Patents - Commerce. 111th Congress (2009-2010) 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 2009

S. 515 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Patents
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 2009
  • Patent Reform Act of 2009
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Department of Commerce
  • Intellectual property
  • Judges
  • Jurisdiction and venue
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/03/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/03/2009
3/03/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2706-2707)
3/03/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Put on a legislative calendar4/02/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
4/02/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar4/02/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 46.
5/12/2009By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 111-18. Additional, Minority and Supplemental views filed.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$2,026,397
$6,696,197
$8,722,594
$0
2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Patent Reform Act of 2009

2 organizations supported this bill

ExxonMobil
Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (2009, April 2). Coalition Supports Patent Reform Legislation Adopted in Senate Judiciary Committee. Retrieved May 2, 2012, from Press Releases.
GlaxoSmithKline
Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (2009, April 2). Coalition Supports Patent Reform Legislation Adopted in Senate Judiciary Committee. Retrieved May 2, 2012, from Press Releases.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$145,750$0
John BarrassoRWY$117,250$0
Max BaucusDMT$272,220$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$82,050$0
Mark BegichDAK$43,797$0
Michael BennetDCO$86,000$0
Bob BennettRUT$115,550$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$75,400$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$62,050$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$34,200$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$8,000$0
Jim BunningRKY$15,000$0
Richard BurrRNC$295,350$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$33,100$0
Maria CantwellDWA$19,400$0
Ben CardinDMD$34,150$0
Tom CarperDDE$149,020$0
Bob CaseyDPA$70,100$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$143,227$0
Tom CoburnROK$129,951$0
William Thad CochranRMS$88,500$0
Susan CollinsRME$112,150$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$87,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$115,950$0
John CornynRTX$273,200$0
Mike CrapoRID$136,350$0
Jim DeMintRSC$65,750$0
Chris DoddDCT$98,250$0
Byron DorganDND$29,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$43,300$0
John EnsignRNV$93,700$0
Mike EnziRWY$182,000$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$4,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$86,400$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$113,300$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$80,450$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$176,400$0
Judd GreggRNH$16,500$0
Kay HaganDNC$33,150$0
Tom HarkinDIA$112,900$0
Orrin HatchRUT$314,800$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$92,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$81,150$0
Dan InouyeDHI$14,200$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$142,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$73,100$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$4,750$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$60,950$0
John KerryDMA$33,570$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,290$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$159,350$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$187,550$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$124,000$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$58,300$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$0
Joe LiebermanICT$207,040$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$181,400$0
Dick LugarRIN$55,350$0
Mel MartinezRFL$17,500$0
John McCainRAZ$51,950$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$15,450$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$324,000$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$224,743$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$25,500$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$106,995$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$165,950$0
Patty MurrayDWA$137,800$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$198,943$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$45,750$0
Mark PryorDAR$37,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$34,300$0
Harry ReidDNV$152,925$0
Jim RischRID$50,600$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$142,500$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$54,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,920$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$91,600$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$17,244$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$47,500$0
Olympia SnoweRME$17,200$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$306,300$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$48,134$0
Jon TesterDMT$21,450$0
John ThuneRSD$82,950$0
Mark UdallDCO$111,575$0
Tom UdallDNM$21,500$0
David VitterRLA$80,200$0
George VoinovichROH$29,200$0
Mark WarnerDVA$107,900$0
Jim WebbDVA$13,000$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,800$0
Roger WickerRMS$100,400$0
Ron WydenDOR$41,300$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$145,750$0
John BarrassoRWY$117,250$0
Max BaucusDMT$272,220$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$82,050$0
Mark BegichDAK$43,797$0
Michael BennetDCO$86,000$0
Bob BennettRUT$115,550$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$75,400$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$15,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$62,050$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$34,200$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$8,000$0
Jim BunningRKY$15,000$0
Richard BurrRNC$295,350$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$33,100$0
Maria CantwellDWA$19,400$0
Ben CardinDMD$34,150$0
Tom CarperDDE$149,020$0
Bob CaseyDPA$70,100$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$143,227$0
Tom CoburnROK$129,951$0
William Thad CochranRMS$88,500$0
Susan CollinsRME$112,150$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$87,000$0
Bob CorkerRTN$115,950$0
John CornynRTX$273,200$0
Mike CrapoRID$136,350$0
Jim DeMintRSC$65,750$0
Chris DoddDCT$98,250$0
Byron DorganDND$29,000$0
Dick DurbinDIL$43,300$0
John EnsignRNV$93,700$0
Mike EnziRWY$182,000$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$4,100$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$86,400$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$113,300$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$80,450$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$176,400$0
Judd GreggRNH$16,500$0
Kay HaganDNC$33,150$0
Tom HarkinDIA$112,900$0
Orrin HatchRUT$314,800$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$92,300$0
Jim InhofeROK$81,150$0
Dan InouyeDHI$14,200$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$142,500$0
Mike JohannsRNE$73,100$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$4,750$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$60,950$0
John KerryDMA$33,570$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,290$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$159,350$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$187,550$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$124,000$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$58,300$0
Carl LevinDMI$2,000$0
Joe LiebermanICT$207,040$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$181,400$0
Dick LugarRIN$55,350$0
Mel MartinezRFL$17,500$0
John McCainRAZ$51,950$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$15,450$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$324,000$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$224,743$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$25,500$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$106,995$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$165,950$0
Patty MurrayDWA$137,800$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$198,943$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$45,750$0
Mark PryorDAR$37,500$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$34,300$0
Harry ReidDNV$152,925$0
Jim RischRID$50,600$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$142,500$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$54,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$1,920$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$91,600$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$17,244$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$47,500$0
Olympia SnoweRME$17,200$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$306,300$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$48,134$0
Jon TesterDMT$21,450$0
John ThuneRSD$82,950$0
Mark UdallDCO$111,575$0
Tom UdallDNM$21,500$0
David VitterRLA$80,200$0
George VoinovichROH$29,200$0
Mark WarnerDVA$107,900$0
Jim WebbDVA$13,000$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,800$0
Roger WickerRMS$100,400$0
Ron WydenDOR$41,300$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,696,197
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,026,397

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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