H.R. 3309 - Innovation Act

Commerce. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the House on December 5, 2013 
Amendments:
8 proposed amendments. 4 accepted. 4 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on December 5, 2013.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 325 voted NO: 91
16 voted present/not voting

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Innovation Act

H.R. 3309 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Innovation Act
  • Innovation Act
  • Innovation Act
Sponsor
Bob Goodlatte
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Foreign language and bilingual programs
  • Government buildings, facilities, and property
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet and video services
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Lawyers and legal services
  • Legal fees and court costs
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Manufacturing
  • Small business
  • Veterinary medicine and animal diseases
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Major Actions
Introduced10/23/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (8 proposed)
Passed House12/05/2013
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 520 (Goodlatte) to H.R. 3309: Manager's amendment makes technical and clarifying changes including clarifications and edits to the limitations ...12/05/2013This amendment PASSED the House
341 voted YES 73 voted NO 18 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 521 (Watt) to H.R. 3309: To bring the fee shifting provision in the underlying bill more closely aligned with ...12/05/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
199 voted YES 213 voted NO 20 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 523 (Massie) to H.R. 3309: Amendment sought to strike section 5 entitled "Customer-Suit Exemption" which inserts a new provision ...12/05/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
119 voted YES 296 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 524 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 3309: Amendment sought to expand the covered customer definition to all small businesses so ...12/05/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
144 voted YES 266 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 526 (Rohrabacher) to H.R. 3309: Amendment strikes section 9(a) from the bill which relates to preservation of the right ...12/05/2013This amendment PASSED the House
260 voted YES 156 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 527 (Conyers) to H.R. 3309: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new text ...12/05/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
157 voted YES 258 voted NO 17 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 3309: Innovation Act12/05/2013This bill PASSED the House
325 voted YES 91 voted NO 16 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Polis amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.12/05/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.12/05/2013PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/23/2013
10/23/2013Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
10/24/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
10/28/2013Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Discharged.
10/29/2013Committee Hearings Held.
11/20/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar11/20/2013Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 5.
12/02/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-279.
Put on a legislative calendar12/02/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 200.
12/03/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 429 Reported to House. For H.R. 3309, resolution provides one hour of general debate; bill is considered read; specified amendments are in order; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. For H.R. 1109, resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-29 shall be considered as adopted; one hour of debate; makes in order an additional specified amendment; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
12/05/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 429.
12/05/2013For H.R. 3309, resolution provides one hour of general debate; bill is considered read; specified amendments are in order; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. For H.R. 1105, resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-29 shall be considered as adopted; one hour of debate; makes in order an additional specified amendment; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
12/05/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 429 and Rule XVIII.
12/05/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
12/05/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3309.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part A amendment No. 1.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watt Part A amendment No. 2.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Watt amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Watt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part A amendment No. 3.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie Part A amendment No. 4.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 5.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 6.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher Part A amendment No. 7.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part A Substitute amendment No. 8.
12/05/2013POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers Substitute amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
12/05/2013UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
12/05/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3309.
12/05/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/05/2013The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
12/05/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 520 (Goodlatte) to H.R. 3309: Manager's amendment makes technical and clarifying changes including clarifications and edits to the limitations ...
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 521 (Watt) to H.R. 3309: To bring the fee shifting provision in the underlying bill more closely aligned with ...
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 523 (Massie) to H.R. 3309: Amendment sought to strike section 5 entitled "Customer-Suit Exemption" which inserts a new provision ...
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 524 (Jackson Lee) to H.R. 3309: Amendment sought to expand the covered customer definition to all small businesses so ...
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 526 (Rohrabacher) to H.R. 3309: Amendment strikes section 9(a) from the bill which relates to preservation of the right ...
select this voteVote12/05/2013H.Amdt. 527 (Conyers) to H.R. 3309: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new text ...
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage12/05/2013H.R. 3309: Innovation Act
12/05/2013Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Goodlatte.
12/05/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Watt.
12/05/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Polis.
select this voteVote12/05/2013On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/05/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Massie.
12/05/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
12/05/2013Amendment (A006) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee.
select this voteVote12/05/2013On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
12/05/2013Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Rohrabacher.
12/05/2013Amendment (A008) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Conyers.
12/09/2013Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 520Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA6]December 5, 2013Passed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

Manager's amendment makes technical and clarifying changes including clarifications and edits to the limitations on discovery prior to a Markman or a claim construction hearing; makes clarifications to the bankruptcy provisions ensuring that U.S. law is followed and not foreign law; includes modifications to the deadlines for various studies to provide agencies enough time to prepare and develop their reports; and makes necessary and positive improvements to the patent system.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 521Watt, Melvin [D-NC12]December 5, 2013Failed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 113-283 to bring the fee shifting provision in the underlying bill more closely aligned with the Equal Access to Justice Act. Allows a judge to consider dilatory or other abusive tactics by the prevailing party in determining whether to reduce or deny a fee award.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 522Polis, Jared [D-CO2]December 5, 2013Passed by voice vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment requires claimants to provide additional disclosure information in any pre-suit notification to establish a willful infringement claim.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 523Massie, Thomas [R-KY4]December 5, 2013Failed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment sought to strike section 5 entitled "Customer-Suit Exemption" which inserts a new provision into the patent code requiring a court to grant a motion to stay a pattern infringement suit against certain "covered customers".

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select this voteH. Amdt. 524Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]December 5, 2013Failed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment sought to expand the covered customer definition to all small businesses so long as their annual revenue does not exceed $25 million.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 525Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX18]December 5, 2013Passed by voice vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment requires the Director to conduct a study regarding the economic impact of the changes in current law resulting from Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the bill on the ability of individuals and small businesses owned by women, veterans, and minorities to assert, secure, and vindicate their constitutionally guaranteed exclusive right to their inventions and discoveries.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 526Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA48]December 5, 2013Passed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment strikes section 9(a) from the bill which relates to preservation of the right for judicial review of American inventors making application to the patent system.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 527Conyers, John [D-MI13]December 5, 2013Failed by roll call vote on December 5, 2013.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new text entitled "Deceptive Patent Practices Reduction Act" which promoted transparency in patent ownership; protected customers who are targeted in infringement suits; directed the PTO to develop educational resources for small businesses; and instructed the PTO and others to prepare reports on several issues including the use of deceptive demand letters.

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