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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

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    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
    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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