S. 1013 - Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

Commerce. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

S. 1013 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits.
Other Titles
  • Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
  • Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013
Sponsor
John Cornyn
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Intellectual property
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Legal fees and court costs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/22/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/22/2013
5/22/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5/22/2013Introduced in Senate
12/17/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $244,310 Against $0
  2. March - April 2009 For $535,634 Against $0
  3. May - June 2009 For $587,067 Against $0
  4. July - August 2009 For $278,199 Against $0
  5. September - October 2009 For $335,607 Against $0
  6. November - December 2009 For $513,360 Against $0
  7. January - February 2010 For $246,031 Against $0
  8. March - April 2010 For $723,974 Against $0
  9. May - June 2010 For $781,324 Against $0
  10. July - August 2010 For $408,049 Against $0
  11. September - October 2010 For $1,118,569 Against $0
  12. November - December 2010 For $133,841 Against $0
  13. January - February 2011 For $164,592 Against $0
  14. March - April 2011 For $464,720 Against $0
  15. May - June 2011 For $579,515 Against $0
  16. July - August 2011 For $268,163 Against $0
  17. September - October 2011 For $536,619 Against $0
  18. November - December 2011 For $488,298 Against $0
  19. January - February 2012 For $268,539 Against $0
  20. March - April 2012 For $680,759 Against $0
  21. May - June 2012 For $713,745 Against $0
  22. July - August 2012 For $459,656 Against $0
  23. September - October 2012 For $827,985 Against $0
  24. November - December 2012 For $240,742 Against $0
  25. January - February 2013 For $262,152 Against $0
  26. March - April 2013 For $515,410 Against $0
  27. May - June 2013 For $568,690 Against $0
  28. July - August 2013 For $199,040 Against $0
  29. September - October 2013 For $457,842 Against $0
  30. November - December 2013 For $393,374 Against $0
  31. January - February 2014 For $267,200 Against $0
  32. March - April 2014 For $583,720 Against $0
  33. May - June 2014 For $665,155 Against $0
  34. July - August 2014 For $302,439 Against $0
  35. September - October 2014 For $686,675 Against $0
  36. November - December 2014 For $91,650 Against $0

Votes

    17 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

    17 organizations supported this bill

    Adobe Systems
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    BlackBerry
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Cisco Systems
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Coalition for Patent Fairness
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Dell
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    EarthLink
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Google
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Internet Infrastructure Coalition
    Internet Infrastructure Coalition (2013, May 23). I2 Coalition Statement on S 1013. Retrieved April 2, 2014, from Internet Infrastructure Coalition.
    Intuit
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Micron Technology
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Oracle
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Rackspace
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Samsung
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    SAP
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
    Semiconductor Industry Association
    Isaacs, David (2013, August 1). Reducing Patent Abuse Would Spur Semiconductor Innovation. Retrieved April 2, 2014, from Semiconductor Industry Association.
    Software & Information Industry Association
    Software & Information Industry Association (2013, May 22). SIIA Welcomes Increased Congressional Focus on Patent Trolls; Applauds Sen. Cornyn's Bill Introduced Today. Retrieved April 2, 2014, from Software & Information Industry Association.
    Verizon Communications
    Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014, October 20). Coalition for Patent Fairness Summary of Legislative Proposals. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$90,300$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$221,660$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$143,833$0
    John BarrassoRWY$66,900$0
    Max BaucusDMT$97,200$0
    Mark BegichDAK$187,034$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$272,225$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$112,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$202,346$0
    John BoozmanRAR$41,746$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$389,684$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$143,025$0
    Richard BurrRNC$141,788$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$221,961$0
    Ben CardinDMD$72,262$0
    Tom CarperDDE$135,170$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$127,305$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$52,250$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$78,064$0
    Tom CoburnROK$38,630$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$120,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$136,450$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$166,100$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$107,012$0
    John CornynRTX$347,941$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$81,020$0
    Ted CruzRTX$153,500$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$45,843$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$101,850$0
    Mike EnziRWY$53,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$229,589$0
    Deb FischerRNE$84,250$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$157,250$0
    Al FrankenDMN$214,800$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$527,896$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$148,722$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$167,176$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$317,381$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$10,800$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,731$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$147,262$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$76,667$0
    Dean HellerRNV$217,950$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$121,476$0
    John HoevenRND$87,865$0
    Jim InhofeROK$64,800$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$183,511$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$26,250$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$76,470$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$17,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$283,196$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$36,521$0
    Mark KirkRIL$159,225$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$189,157$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$203,054$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$5,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$203,770$0
    Mike LeeRUT$151,300$0
    Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$148,266$0
    John McCainRAZ$211,241$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$270,584$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$432,943$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$283,022$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$152,775$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$108,800$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$116,955$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$66,500$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$116,993$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$520,324$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$198,609$0
    Rand PaulRKY$96,233$0
    Rob PortmanROH$307,239$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$321,750$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$497,698$0
    Jim RischRID$63,349$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$111,950$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$66,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$229,326$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$20,211$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$81,950$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$415,134$0
    Tim ScottRSC$163,399$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$34,250$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$152,581$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$150,650$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$123,368$0
    Jon TesterDMT$161,099$0
    John ThuneRSD$227,798$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,219$0
    Mark UdallDCO$324,475$0
    Tom UdallDNM$108,164$0
    David VitterRLA$78,402$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$490,845$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$377,120$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$143,125$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$118,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$288,380$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$90,300$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$221,660$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$143,833$0
    John BarrassoRWY$66,900$0
    Max BaucusDMT$97,200$0
    Mark BegichDAK$187,034$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$272,225$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$112,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$202,346$0
    John BoozmanRAR$41,746$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$389,684$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$143,025$0
    Richard BurrRNC$141,788$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$221,961$0
    Ben CardinDMD$72,262$0
    Tom CarperDDE$135,170$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$127,305$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$52,250$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$78,064$0
    Tom CoburnROK$38,630$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$120,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$136,450$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$166,100$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$107,012$0
    John CornynRTX$347,941$0
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$81,020$0
    Ted CruzRTX$153,500$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$45,843$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$101,850$0
    Mike EnziRWY$53,500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$229,589$0
    Deb FischerRNE$84,250$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$157,250$0
    Al FrankenDMN$214,800$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$527,896$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$148,722$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$167,176$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$317,381$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$10,800$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$289,731$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$147,262$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$76,667$0
    Dean HellerRNV$217,950$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$121,476$0
    John HoevenRND$87,865$0
    Jim InhofeROK$64,800$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$183,511$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$26,250$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$76,470$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$17,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$283,196$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$36,521$0
    Mark KirkRIL$159,225$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$189,157$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$203,054$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$5,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$203,770$0
    Mike LeeRUT$151,300$0
    Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$148,266$0
    John McCainRAZ$211,241$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$270,584$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$432,943$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$283,022$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$152,775$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$108,800$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$116,955$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$66,500$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$116,993$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$520,324$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$198,609$0
    Rand PaulRKY$96,233$0
    Rob PortmanROH$307,239$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$321,750$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,300$0
    Harry ReidDNV$497,698$0
    Jim RischRID$63,349$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$111,950$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$66,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$229,326$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$20,211$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$81,950$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$415,134$0
    Tim ScottRSC$163,399$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$34,250$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$152,581$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$150,650$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$123,368$0
    Jon TesterDMT$161,099$0
    John ThuneRSD$227,798$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$229,219$0
    Mark UdallDCO$324,475$0
    Tom UdallDNM$108,164$0
    David VitterRLA$78,402$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$490,845$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$377,120$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$143,125$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$118,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$288,380$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Computer software$4,581,092
    Telephone utilities$3,587,523
    Computer components & accessories$2,268,538
    Data processing & computer services$1,706,913
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,369,879
    Search Engine/Email Services$1,346,607
    Computer manufacture & services$965,249
    Internet & Online Services$434,966
    Telecommunications Devices$271,878
    Hosting/Cloud Services$60,000

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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