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SA 596. Ms. CANTWELL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill H.R. 1249, to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 124, line 19, strike all through page 125, line 7, and insert the following:
(d) Definition.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--For purposes of this section, the term "covered business method patent"--
(A) means a patent that claims a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing operations utilized in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service;
(B) shall include only patents claiming abstract business concepts; and
(C) shall not include patents for technological inventions or inventions relating predominantly to nonfinancial goods or services.
(2) REGULATIONS.--To assist in implementing the transitional proceeding authorized by this subsection, the Director shall issue regulations for determining whether a patent is for a technological invention or inventions relating predominantly to nonfinancial good or services.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 7, 2011.)