S. 1612 - Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013

Commerce. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to deter abusive patent litigation by targeting the economic incentives that fuel frivolous lawsuits. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013

S. 1612 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to deter abusive patent litigation by targeting the economic incentives that fuel frivolous lawsuits. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to deter abusive patent litigation by targeting the economic incentives that fuel frivolous lawsuits.
Other Titles
  • Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013
  • Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Commerce
    • Civil actions and liability
    • Higher education
    • Intellectual property
    • Legal fees and court costs
    • Research and development
    • Technology transfer and commercialization
    Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced10/30/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/30/2013
    10/30/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    10/30/2013Introduced in Senate
    12/17/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2009 For $521,550 Against $0
    2. March - April 2009 For $1,311,840 Against $0
    3. May - June 2009 For $1,603,902 Against $0
    4. July - August 2009 For $714,245 Against $0
    5. September - October 2009 For $1,210,328 Against $0
    6. November - December 2009 For $1,305,635 Against $0
    7. January - February 2010 For $875,141 Against $0
    8. March - April 2010 For $2,153,787 Against $0
    9. May - June 2010 For $2,142,831 Against $0
    10. July - August 2010 For $1,429,727 Against $0
    11. September - October 2010 For $3,133,695 Against $0
    12. November - December 2010 For $481,836 Against $0
    13. January - February 2011 For $544,484 Against $0
    14. March - April 2011 For $1,668,558 Against $0
    15. May - June 2011 For $1,860,812 Against $0
    16. July - August 2011 For $843,965 Against $0
    17. September - October 2011 For $1,373,072 Against $0
    18. November - December 2011 For $1,030,201 Against $0
    19. January - February 2012 For $829,097 Against $0
    20. March - April 2012 For $1,600,758 Against $0
    21. May - June 2012 For $1,907,396 Against $0
    22. July - August 2012 For $1,223,699 Against $0
    23. September - October 2012 For $2,202,174 Against $0
    24. November - December 2012 For $608,644 Against $0
    25. January - February 2013 For $802,565 Against $0
    26. March - April 2013 For $1,395,507 Against $0
    27. May - June 2013 For $1,290,808 Against $0
    28. July - August 2013 For $735,903 Against $0
    29. September - October 2013 For $1,068,629 Against $0
    30. November - December 2013 For $1,077,239 Against $0
    31. January - February 2014 For $897,372 Against $0
    32. March - April 2014 For $1,657,447 Against $0
    33. May - June 2014 For $1,724,670 Against $0
    34. July - August 2014 For $871,691 Against $0
    35. September - October 2014 For $1,831,344 Against $0
    36. November - December 2014 For $355,416 Against $0

    Votes

      31 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013

      31 organizations supported this bill

      Adobe Systems
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-bill.
      American Bankers Association
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      American Insurance Association
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      BlackBerry
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      BSA - The Software Alliance
      Molino, Tim (2013, October 30). Letter to Senator Hatch. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from BSA: The Software Alliance.
      Cisco Systems
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-bill.
      Coalition for Patent Fairness
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-bill.
      Credit Union National Association
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      Dell
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-bill.
      Dish Network
      Eggerton, John (2013, October 30). Hatch Introduces Patent Troll Legislation. Broadcasting and Cable. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/496330-Hatch_Introduces_Patent_Troll_Legislation.php.
      EarthLink
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      Electronic Frontier Foundation
      Samuels, Julie P., Nazer, Daniel & Kamdar, Adi (2013, October 30). Re: Electronic Frontier Foundation Support of Patent Litigation Integrity Act(S. 1612). Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Electronic Frontier Foundation.
      Financial Services Roundtable
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      Google
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-bill.
      Independent Community Bankers of America
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      Intel Corporation
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      Intellectual Property Owners Association
      Intellectual Property Owners Association (2013, October 31). IPO Daily News. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Intellectual Property Owners Association.
      Internet Association
      Internet Association (2013, October 30). Statement: The Internet Association Applauds Senator Hatch’s Legislation to Combat Patent Trolls. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Internet Association.
      Intuit
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      Micron Technology
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      National Association of Federal Credit Unions
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      Oracle
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      Overstock.com
      Overstock.com (2013, October 31). Overstock.com Commends Senator Hatch for Introducing Patent Litigation Integrity Act. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Overstock.com.
      Public Knowledge
      Public Knowledge (2013, October 30). Public Knowledge Praises The Sen. Hatch Fee Shifting Bill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Public Knowledge.
      Rackspace
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      SAP
      Coalition for Patent Fairness (n.d.). Letter to Senator Hatch regarding the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from Coalition for Patent Fairness.
      Software & Information Industry Association
      Kupferschmid, Keith (2013, November 1). SIIA Praises Senator Hatch’s New Patent Troll Bill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from Software & Information Industry Association.
      The Clearing House
      undersigned (2013, December 17). Industry Letter Supporting the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014, from ICBA.
      Verizon Communications
      Tummarello, Kate (2013, October 30). Hatch introduces patent reform bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 11, 2013, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/188763-hatch-introduces-patent-reform-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$255,550$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$543,787$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$266,405$0
      John BarrassoRWY$215,441$0
      Max BaucusDMT$393,574$0
      Mark BegichDAK$360,234$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$667,249$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$241,925$0
      Roy BluntRMO$877,633$0
      John BoozmanRAR$159,088$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$528,670$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$530,188$0
      Richard BurrRNC$562,288$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$303,611$0
      Ben CardinDMD$285,679$0
      Tom CarperDDE$574,000$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$420,995$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$111,950$0
      Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$272,342$0
      Tom CoburnROK$172,400$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$252,925$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$362,600$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$497,675$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$891,885$0
      John CornynRTX$1,006,194$0
      Mike CrapoRID$519,670$0
      Ted CruzRTX$552,850$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$274,669$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$254,850$0
      Mike EnziRWY$163,600$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$370,439$0
      Deb FischerRNE$300,050$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$378,772$0
      Al FrankenDMN$296,721$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,632,698$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$420,553$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$428,528$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$781,265$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$40,750$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$777,121$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$223,862$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$192,130$0
      Dean HellerRNV$602,970$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$203,571$0
      John HoevenRND$312,165$0
      Jim InhofeROK$158,250$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$481,724$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$64,450$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$305,482$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$316,400$0
      Tim KaineDVA$488,658$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$113,421$0
      Mark KirkRIL$820,892$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$440,393$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$474,229$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$234,470$0
      Mike LeeRUT$248,722$0
      Carl LevinDMI$0$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$441,916$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$674,159$0
      John McCainRAZ$428,690$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$495,259$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,762,307$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$624,122$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$286,375$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$136,365$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$392,211$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$127,420$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$602,054$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$740,227$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$543,085$0
      Rand PaulRKY$321,126$0
      Rob PortmanROH$1,747,358$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$434,695$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$233,350$0
      Harry ReidDNV$900,751$0
      Jim RischRID$176,949$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$429,300$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,000$0
      Marco RubioRFL$844,779$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$48,311$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$216,799$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,387,334$0
      Tim ScottRSC$601,170$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$73,500$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$306,031$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$635,250$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$482,830$0
      Jon TesterDMT$820,194$0
      John ThuneRSD$639,674$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,046,793$0
      Mark UdallDCO$467,077$0
      Tom UdallDNM$137,489$0
      David VitterRLA$399,627$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,201,840$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$600,055$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$249,892$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$341,111$0
      Ron WydenDOR$598,880$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$255,550$0
      Kelly AyotteRNH$543,787$0
      Tammy BaldwinDWI$266,405$0
      John BarrassoRWY$215,441$0
      Max BaucusDMT$393,574$0
      Mark BegichDAK$360,234$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$667,249$0
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$241,925$0
      Roy BluntRMO$877,633$0
      John BoozmanRAR$159,088$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$528,670$0
      Sherrod BrownDOH$530,188$0
      Richard BurrRNC$562,288$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$303,611$0
      Ben CardinDMD$285,679$0
      Tom CarperDDE$574,000$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$420,995$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$111,950$0
      Jeff ChiesaRNJ$0$0
      Daniel CoatsRIN$272,342$0
      Tom CoburnROK$172,400$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$252,925$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$362,600$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$497,675$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$891,885$0
      John CornynRTX$1,006,194$0
      Mike CrapoRID$519,670$0
      Ted CruzRTX$552,850$0
      Joe DonnellyDIN$274,669$0
      Dick DurbinDIL$254,850$0
      Mike EnziRWY$163,600$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$370,439$0
      Deb FischerRNE$300,050$0
      Jeff FlakeRAZ$378,772$0
      Al FrankenDMN$296,721$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,632,698$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$420,553$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$428,528$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$781,265$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$40,750$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$777,121$0
      Martin HeinrichDNM$223,862$0
      Heidi HeitkampDND$192,130$0
      Dean HellerRNV$602,970$0
      Mazie K. HironoDHI$203,571$0
      John HoevenRND$312,165$0
      Jim InhofeROK$158,250$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$481,724$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$64,450$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$305,482$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$316,400$0
      Tim KaineDVA$488,658$0
      Angus S. King, Jr.IME$113,421$0
      Mark KirkRIL$820,892$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$440,393$0
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$474,229$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$234,470$0
      Mike LeeRUT$248,722$0
      Carl LevinDMI$0$0
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$441,916$0
      Ed MarkeyDMA$674,159$0
      John McCainRAZ$428,690$0
      Claire McCaskillDMO$495,259$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,762,307$0
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$624,122$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$286,375$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$136,365$0
      Jerry MoranRKS$392,211$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$127,420$0
      Chris MurphyDCT$602,054$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$740,227$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$543,085$0
      Rand PaulRKY$321,126$0
      Rob PortmanROH$1,747,358$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$434,695$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$233,350$0
      Harry ReidDNV$900,751$0
      Jim RischRID$176,949$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$429,300$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,000$0
      Marco RubioRFL$844,779$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$48,311$0
      Brian SchatzDHI$216,799$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,387,334$0
      Tim ScottRSC$601,170$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$73,500$0
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$306,031$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$635,250$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$482,830$0
      Jon TesterDMT$820,194$0
      John ThuneRSD$639,674$0
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,046,793$0
      Mark UdallDCO$467,077$0
      Tom UdallDNM$137,489$0
      David VitterRLA$399,627$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,201,840$0
      Elizabeth WarrenDMA$600,055$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$249,892$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$341,111$0
      Ron WydenDOR$598,880$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,018,814
      Insurance companies, brokers & agents$9,895,190
      Computer software$4,714,592
      Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$4,408,657
      Property & casualty insurance$3,144,298
      Computer components & accessories$2,306,794
      Data processing & computer services$1,753,982
      Search Engine/Email Services$1,389,457
      Credit unions$1,239,308
      Cell/wireless service providers$1,206,333
      Other financial services$1,184,489
      Cable & satellite TV production$1,091,315
      Computer manufacture & services$978,501
      Vendors$618,321
      General business associations$494,423
      Internet & Online Services$446,966
      Telecommunications Devices$286,878
      Hosting/Cloud Services$60,000
      Human Rights$39,000
      Consumer groups$8,650

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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