S. 23 - Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011

Commerce. 112th Congress (2011-2012) 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 was voted on in the Senate on March 8, 2011 
Amendments:
44 proposed amendments. 8 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 8, 2011.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 95 voted NO: 5
0 voted present/not voting

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Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011

S. 23 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

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 2011
  • Patent Reform Act of 2011
  • Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011
  • America Invents Act
  • Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Appropriations
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal appellate courts
  • Federal district courts
  • Intellectual property
  • Judges
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Michigan
  • Small business
  • Transportation costs
  • User charges and fees
  • Virginia
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Major Actions
Introduced1/25/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (44 proposed)
Passed Senate3/08/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 121 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)3/01/2011This amendment PASSED the Senate
97 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 112 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)3/01/2011This amendment PASSED the Senate
52 voted YES 47 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 117 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/02/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 123 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/02/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 124 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/02/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Amendment S.Amdt. 115 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)3/02/2011This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
58 voted YES 40 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 126 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.3/03/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 142 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/03/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 133 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)3/03/2011This amendment PASSED the Senate
87 voted YES 13 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 141 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.3/07/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Cloture Motion S. 233/07/2011This motion PASSED the Senate
87 voted YES 3 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 143 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.3/08/2011PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateS. 23 (112th): America Invents Act3/08/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
95 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/25/2011
1/25/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
1/25/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Put on a legislative calendar2/03/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
2/03/2011Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar2/03/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 6.
2/28/2011Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
2/28/2011The committee reported amendments were agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
2/28/2011Amendment SA 112 proposed by Senator Vitter for Senator Toomey.
2/28/2011Amendment SA 114 proposed by Senator Leahy.
2/28/2011Amendment SA 115 proposed by Senator Lee.
2/28/2011Amendment SA 116 proposed by Senator Bennet.
2/28/2011Amendment SA 117 proposed by Senator Bennet.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Amendment SA 113 proposed by Senator DeMint for Senator Vitter.
3/01/2011Amendment SA 113 was modified to be a first degree amendment by Unanimous Consent.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Considered by Senate.
3/01/2011Amendment SA 121 proposed by Senator Leahy.
3/01/2011Amendment SA 123 proposed by Senator Kirk.
3/01/2011Amendment SA 124 proposed by Senator Menendez.
3/01/2011Proposed amendment SA 113 withdrawn in Senate.
select this voteVote3/01/2011On the Amendment S.Amdt. 121 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)
select this voteVote3/01/2011On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 112 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote3/02/2011Amendment SA 117 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/02/2011Amendment SA 121, previously agreed to, was further modified by Unanimous Consent.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote3/02/2011Amendment SA 123 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/02/2011Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote3/02/2011Amendment SA 124 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/02/2011Amendment SA 133 proposed by Senator Feinstein.
select this voteVote3/02/2011On the Amendment S.Amdt. 115 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)
3/03/2011Considered by Senate.
3/03/2011Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.
3/03/2011Considered by Senate.
3/03/2011Considered by Senate.
3/03/2011Amendment SA 126 proposed by Senator Stabenow.
select this voteVote3/03/2011Amendment SA 126 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
3/03/2011Considered by Senate.
3/03/2011Amendment SA 142 proposed by Senator Whitehouse for Senator Bingaman.
select this voteVote3/03/2011Amendment SA 142 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote3/03/2011On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 133 to S. 23 (Patent Reform Act of 2011)
3/07/2011Considered by Senate.
3/07/2011Considered by Senate.
3/07/2011Considered by Senate.
3/07/2011Amendment SA 141 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Baucus.
select this voteVote3/07/2011Amendment SA 141 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
3/07/2011Amendment SA 143 proposed by Senator Reid.
3/07/2011Amendment SA 152 proposed by Senator Reid to Amendment SA 143.
3/07/2011Proposed amendment SA 114 withdrawn in Senate.
3/07/2011Proposed amendment SA 116 withdrawn in Senate.
select this voteVote3/07/2011On the Cloture Motion S. 23
3/08/2011Considered by Senate.
3/08/2011Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote3/08/2011Amendment SA 143 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
3/08/2011Considered by Senate.
3/08/2011Proposed amendment SA 152 withdrawn in Senate.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage3/08/2011S. 23 (112th): America Invents Act
3/09/2011Received in the House.
3/09/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/09/2011Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 112Toomey, Patrick [R-PA]February 28, 2011Offered on February 27, 2011.

To require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.

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S. Amdt. 113Vitter, David [R-LA]February 28, 2011Withdrawn on February 28, 2011.

To require that the Government give equal priority to payment of social security benefits and payment of all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.

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S. Amdt. 114Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]February 28, 2011Withdrawn on March 6, 2011.

To improve the bill.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 115Lee, Mike [R-UT]February 28, 2011Failed by roll call vote on March 1, 2011.

To express the sense of the Senate in support of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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S. Amdt. 116Bennet, Michael [D-CO]February 28, 2011Withdrawn on March 6, 2011.

To reduce the fee amounts paid by small entities requesting prioritized examination under Three-Track Examination.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 117Bennet, Michael [D-CO]February 28, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 1, 2011.

To establish additional USPTO satellite offices.

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S. Amdt. 118Bennet, Michael [D-CO]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 119Bennet, Michael [D-CO]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 120Kirk, Mark [R-IL]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 121Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]March 1, 2011Passed by roll call vote on February 28, 2011.

To improve the bill.

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S. Amdt. 122Coons, Chris [D-DE]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 123Kirk, Mark [R-IL]March 1, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 1, 2011.

To provide a fast lane for small businesses within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to receive information and support regarding patent filing issues.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 124Menéndez, Robert [D-NJ]March 1, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 1, 2011.

To provide for prioritized examination for technologies important to American competitiveness.

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S. Amdt. 125Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 126Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]March 1, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 2, 2011.

To designate the satellite office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to be located in Detroit, Michigan as the "Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office".

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S. Amdt. 127Ensign, John [R-NV]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 128Franken, Alan [D-MN]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 129Risch, James [R-ID]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 130Risch, James [R-ID]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 131Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 132Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]March 1, 2011Offered on February 28, 2011.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 133Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

To strike the first inventor to file requirement.

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S. Amdt. 134Rockefeller, John [D-WV]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 135Collins, Susan [R-ME]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 136Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 137Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 138Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 139McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 140Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]March 2, 2011Offered on March 1, 2011.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 141Baucus, Max [D-MT]March 3, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 6, 2011.

To clarify that section 14 shall not apply to an invention that is a computer program product or system used solely for preparing a tax or information return or other tax filing.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 142Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM]March 3, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 2, 2011.

To require the PTO to disclose the length of time between the commencement of each inter partes and post-grant review and the conclusion of that review.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 143Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 3, 2011Passed by voice vote on March 7, 2011.

To include public institutions of higher education in the definition of a micro entity.

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S. Amdt. 144Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]March 3, 2011Offered on March 2, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 145Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]March 3, 2011Offered on March 2, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 146Pryor, Mark [D-AR]March 4, 2011Offered on March 3, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 147Pryor, Mark [D-AR]March 4, 2011Offered on March 3, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 148Pryor, Mark [D-AR]March 4, 2011Offered on March 3, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 150Rockefeller, John [D-WV]March 4, 2011Offered on March 3, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 151Rockefeller, John [D-WV]March 4, 2011Offered on March 3, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 152Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 7, 2011Withdrawn on March 7, 2011.

To provide an effective date.

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S. Amdt. 153Reid, Harry [D-NV]March 7, 2011Offered on March 6, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 154Baucus, Max [D-MT]March 7, 2011Offered on March 6, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 155Baucus, Max [D-MT]March 7, 2011Offered on March 6, 2011.

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S. Amdt. 156Baucus, Max [D-MT]March 7, 2011Offered on March 6, 2011.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

22% more
$3,503
$33,983
$602,131
$72,930
$40,949
$15,159
$28,638
$6,987
$78,366
$12,075
$7,675
$9,015
$30,226
$25,964
$1,973
$41,921
$2,875
$1,004
$71,148
$3,704
$4,508
$49,804
$1,716
$19,598
YES$1,165,851
$1,300
$14,320
$523,229
$86,392
$25,700
$9,713
$13,180
$3,500
$46,510
$6,460
$5,670
$3,950
$14,460
$7,267
$1,080
$67,059
$6,636
$200
$68,875
$1,863
$3,450
$15,045
$40
$26,430
NO$952,328

opposed this bill

$68,907
$466
$55,201
$10,401
$111,910
$9,650
$3,526
$206,105
$3,728
$15,455
$1,141
$10,953
YES$497,442
47% less
$36,181
$0
$29,734
$7,620
$42,146
$4,520
$1,600
$120,402
$3,006
$9,435
$700
$8,260
NO$263,604
48 Organizations Supported and 15 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2011: S. 23 (112th): America Invents Act

48 organizations supported this bill

3M
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Air Liquide
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Air Products and Chemicals
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPLA (n.d.). Senate Judiciary Committee Approves 15-0 Patent Reform Bill. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from AIPLA.
Association of University Technology Managers
AUTM (2011, February 3). Patent Reform S. 23 Passes Senate Judiciary Committee 15-0. Retrieved February 11, 2011, from AUTM.
Baxter International
Coalition for Patent Fairness Steering Committee (2011, February 28). Coalition Letter to the Senate Voicing Concerns with S.23. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patent Fairness.
Beckman Coulter
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Fischer, Stephanie (2011, January 28). BIO Supports Patent Reform Act of 2011. Reuters. Retrieved January 28, 2011, from http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/28/idUS201656+28-Jan-2011+BW20110128.
Boston Scientific
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
BP Global
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Bridgestone Americas
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Patents Matter (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Cargill
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Caterpillar
Wyatt, Edward (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html?ref=politics.
CheckFree
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform
Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Cummins
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Dow Chemical Company
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
DuPont
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Eastman Chemical Company
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Electronics for Imaging
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
ExxonMobil
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
General Electric
Wyatt, Edward (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html?ref=politics.
General Mills
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Genzyme
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
GlaxoSmithKline
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Henkel Corporation
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
IBM
Wyatt, Edward (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html?ref=politics.
Illinois Tool Works
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Medtronic
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Merck
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Microsoft
Bartz, Diane (2011, February 3). Senate panel backs patent overhaul bill. Reuters. Retrieved February 3, 2011, from http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/us-patent-congress-idUSTRE7126RF20110203.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Milliken & Company
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Motorola
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Northrop Grumman
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Novartis Corporation
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
PatentCafe
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
PepsiCo
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Pfizer
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Bartz, Diane (2011, February 3). Senate panel backs patent overhaul bill. Reuters. Retrieved February 3, 2011, from http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/us-patent-congress-idUSTRE7126RF20110203.
Procter & Gamble
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
SanDisk
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Texas Instruments
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
United Technologies
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.
USG Corporation
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Weyerhaeuser
undersigned organizations (2011, February 28). Interlopers and Predators: How S. 23 Protects Small Businesses. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patents Matter.
Zimmer
Mashek, Bill (2011, March 8). America Invents Act Boosts Innovation & Jobs, Strengthens Patent System. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Patents Matter.

15 organizations opposed this bill

American Conservative Union
Josh Smith (2011, February 1). UPDATE: Conservative Groups Call On Congressional Leaders To Sink Leahy's Patent Bill. National Journal. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/02/conservative-groups-call-on-co.php.
Apple
Boliek, Brooks (2011, February 3). Patent bill hits resistance. Politico. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/48734.html.
Christian Coalition of America
Wyatt, Edward (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html?ref=politics.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Edward J. Black (2011, February 28). Re: CCIA Opposition to the Patent Reform Act of 2011 (S.23). Retrieved May 4, 2012, from CCIA Net.
Eagle Forum
Smith, Josh (2011, February 1). UPDATE: Conservative Groups Call On Congressional Leaders To Sink Leahy's Patent Bill. National Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/02/conservative-groups-call-on-co.php.
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Josh Smith (2011, February 1). UPDATE: Conservative Groups Call On Congressional Leaders To Sink Leahy's Patent Bill. National Journal. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/02/conservative-groups-call-on-co.php.
Financial Services Roundtable
undersigned organizations (2011, February 3). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved February 11, 2011, from SIFMA.
Gun Owners of America
Edward Wyatt (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html.
Independent Community Bankers of America
undersigned organizations (2011, February 9). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from The Clearing House.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Wyatt, Edward (2011, February 27). Senators to Debate Patent Bill. New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/28patent.html?ref=politics.
National Small Business Association
NSBA (2011, March 2). Senate Considering Patent Reform Bill. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from NSBA.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
undersigned organizations (2011, February 9). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from The Clearing House.
The Clearing House
undersigned organizations (2011, February 9). Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from The Clearing House.
U.S. Business & Industry Council
Smith, Josh (2011, February 1). UPDATE: Conservative Groups Call On Congressional Leaders To Sink Leahy's Patent Bill. National Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/02/conservative-groups-call-on-co.php.
Verizon Communications
Coalition for Patent Fairness Steering Committee (2011, February 28). Coalition Letter to the Senate Voicing Concerns with S.23. Retrieved March 3, 2011, from Patent Fairness.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$24,000$11,500Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$887,027$392,766Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$602,814$391,320Yes
John BarrassoRWY$729,039$325,264Yes
Max BaucusDMT$1,684,954$562,680Yes
Mark BegichDAK$773,779$145,717Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,873,623$771,003Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$149,849$4,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$847,282$376,122Yes
Roy BluntRMO$1,663,398$1,145,983Yes
John BoozmanRAR$257,683$246,251Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,782,998$348,044No
Scott P. BrownRMA$3,042,867$2,665,173Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,734,346$354,762Yes
Richard BurrRNC$1,438,267$609,846Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,135,750$180,629No
Ben CardinDMD$814,380$243,700Yes
Tom CarperDDE$777,073$371,530Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$2,570,293$401,865Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,654,071$965,421Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$558,846$265,410Yes
Tom CoburnROK$314,816$246,546Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$469,564$92,700Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$1,050,429$480,800Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$117,895$35,600Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$995,589$164,600Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$1,183,883$1,285,720Yes
John CornynRTX$2,019,285$1,064,593Yes
Mike CrapoRID$536,140$411,941No
Jim DeMintRSC$557,648$582,462Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,807,559$510,425Yes
John EnsignRNV$46,450$85,000No
Mike EnziRWY$392,000$171,683Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,026,331$244,900Yes
Al FrankenDMN$1,960,099$374,932Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$5,394,549$2,259,800Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,136,647$305,052Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$755,522$300,850Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,396,536$385,727Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,073,594$222,580Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,643,264$650,516Yes
John HoevenRND$364,092$222,460Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$158,311$110,850Yes
Jim InhofeROK$560,063$264,200Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$787,660$167,524Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$957,490$426,224Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$436,947$308,527Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$444,281$426,592Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$425,960$605,979Yes
John F. KerryDMA$898,282$221,954Yes
Mark KirkRIL$2,147,160$1,705,814Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,421,973$330,472Yes
Herb KohlDWI$1,000$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$79,400$67,225Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$2,215,109$386,830Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$1,021,580$363,175Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$818,609$70,050Yes
Mike LeeRUT$269,177$121,986Yes
Carl LevinDMI$1,055,613$168,340Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$70,900$16,600Yes
Dick LugarRIN$757,800$179,291Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,258,645$356,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$693,126$467,868Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,852,249$489,580Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,447,426$1,688,488Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,401,293$564,050Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$966,930$246,867Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$703,342$105,147Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$469,690$396,784Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$635,301$110,328Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,976,842$202,328Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$685,342$140,097Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,520,972$373,565Yes
Rand PaulRKY$403,569$438,801Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,933,827$1,149,687Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$884,037$308,757Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$549,419$353,121Yes
Harry ReidDNV$4,083,523$834,342Yes
Jim RischRID$260,300$292,406No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$851,325$551,998Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$903,907$257,100Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,047,792$1,553,449Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$156,176$25,400Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,502,088$1,645,565Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$682,583$280,852Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$986,009$242,710Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$850,000$669,050Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$347,114$193,306Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,442,911$530,568Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,630,724$689,504Yes
John ThuneRSD$833,551$864,385Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,748,273$2,309,382Yes
Mark UdallDCO$1,875,432$360,831Yes
Tom UdallDNM$1,118,871$237,194Yes
David VitterRLA$942,540$567,679Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,574,317$1,175,283Yes
Jim WebbDVA$157,871$14,570Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$924,405$217,315Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,364,315$539,443Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,079,900$310,329Yes

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$ From Interest Groups
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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$24,000$11,500Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$887,027$392,766Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$602,814$391,320Yes
John BarrassoRWY$729,039$325,264Yes
Max BaucusDMT$1,684,954$562,680Yes
Mark BegichDAK$773,779$145,717Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,873,623$771,003Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$149,849$4,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$847,282$376,122Yes
Roy BluntRMO$1,663,398$1,145,983Yes
John BoozmanRAR$257,683$246,251Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,782,998$348,044No
Scott P. BrownRMA$3,042,867$2,665,173Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,734,346$354,762Yes
Richard BurrRNC$1,438,267$609,846Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,135,750$180,629No
Ben CardinDMD$814,380$243,700Yes
Tom CarperDDE$777,073$371,530Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$2,570,293$401,865Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,654,071$965,421Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$558,846$265,410Yes
Tom CoburnROK$314,816$246,546Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$469,564$92,700Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$1,050,429$480,800Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$117,895$35,600Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$995,589$164,600Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$1,183,883$1,285,720Yes
John CornynRTX$2,019,285$1,064,593Yes
Mike CrapoRID$536,140$411,941No
Jim DeMintRSC$557,648$582,462Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,807,559$510,425Yes
John EnsignRNV$46,450$85,000No
Mike EnziRWY$392,000$171,683Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,026,331$244,900Yes
Al FrankenDMN$1,960,099$374,932Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$5,394,549$2,259,800Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,136,647$305,052Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$755,522$300,850Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,396,536$385,727Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,073,594$222,580Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,643,264$650,516Yes
John HoevenRND$364,092$222,460Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$158,311$110,850Yes
Jim InhofeROK$560,063$264,200Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$787,660$167,524Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$957,490$426,224Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$436,947$308,527Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$444,281$426,592Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$425,960$605,979Yes
John F. KerryDMA$898,282$221,954Yes
Mark KirkRIL$2,147,160$1,705,814Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,421,973$330,472Yes
Herb KohlDWI$1,000$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$79,400$67,225Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$2,215,109$386,830Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$1,021,580$363,175Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$818,609$70,050Yes
Mike LeeRUT$269,177$121,986Yes
Carl LevinDMI$1,055,613$168,340Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$70,900$16,600Yes
Dick LugarRIN$757,800$179,291Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$1,258,645$356,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$693,126$467,868Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,852,249$489,580Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,447,426$1,688,488Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,401,293$564,050Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$966,930$246,867Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$703,342$105,147Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$469,690$396,784Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$635,301$110,328Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$1,976,842$202,328Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$685,342$140,097Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,520,972$373,565Yes
Rand PaulRKY$403,569$438,801Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,933,827$1,149,687Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$884,037$308,757Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$549,419$353,121Yes
Harry ReidDNV$4,083,523$834,342Yes
Jim RischRID$260,300$292,406No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$851,325$551,998Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$903,907$257,100Yes
Marco RubioRFL$1,047,792$1,553,449Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$156,176$25,400Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,502,088$1,645,565Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$682,583$280,852Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$986,009$242,710Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$850,000$669,050Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$347,114$193,306Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,442,911$530,568Yes
Jon TesterDMT$1,630,724$689,504Yes
John ThuneRSD$833,551$864,385Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,748,273$2,309,382Yes
Mark UdallDCO$1,875,432$360,831Yes
Tom UdallDNM$1,118,871$237,194Yes
David VitterRLA$942,540$567,679Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,574,317$1,175,283Yes
Jim WebbDVA$157,871$14,570Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$924,405$217,315Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,364,315$539,443Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,079,900$310,329Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$59,818,606
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,677,318
Schools & colleges$7,360,312
Business services$7,103,421
Defense aerospace contractors$4,806,569
Computer software$4,317,753
Medical Devices & Supplies$4,018,664
Chemicals$3,299,946
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$2,943,800
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$2,786,497
Food and kindred products manufacturing$2,502,954
Computer components & accessories$2,112,410
Forestry & Forest Products$1,993,922
Biotech products & research$1,488,684
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,179,410
Computer manufacture & services$1,048,933
Other financial services$876,155
Construction equipment$757,490
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$681,277
Household cleansers & chemicals$445,480
Food & Beverage Products and Services$361,159
Manufacturing$339,269
Telecommunications Devices$306,278
Household & office products$192,877
Building materials$163,216
Defense$96,426

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$20,181,947
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$10,842,187
Republican/Conservative$6,727,065
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$5,392,809
Computer components & accessories$2,112,410
Banks & lending institutions$1,515,400
Cell/wireless service providers$1,081,793
Computer manufacture & services$1,048,933
Pro-Guns$1,026,183
Electrical contractors$939,371
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$369,168
Small business associations$342,949
Pro-business associations$111,913
Christian Conservative$44,250
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