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S. 2049 - Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act

Commerce. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to curb unfair and deceptive practices during assertion of patents, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act

S. 2049 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to curb unfair and deceptive practices during assertion of patents, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to curb unfair and deceptive practices during assertion of patents, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act
  • Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act
Sponsor
Claire McCaskill
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Consumer affairs
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Intellectual property
  • Manufacturing
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    Major Actions
    Introduced2/26/2014
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/26/2014
    2/26/2014Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    2/26/2014Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    31% more
    $6,118,686
    $1,246,558
    $8,650
    $11,095,699
    $18,469,593
    $1,434,079
    $282,878
    $2,334,244
    $3,449,348
    $4,769,567
    $256,490
    $1,605,718
    $14,132,324
    7 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act

    7 organizations supported this bill

    American Bankers Association
    undersigned organizations (2014, March 6). Banks Letter on S 2049. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from American Bankers Association.
    Credit Union National Association
    CUNA (2014, March 4). This Week in Congress: McWaters' Hearing Postponed, Patent 'Trolls' on Thurs. Schedule. Retrieved March 5, 2014, from CUNA.
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Julie Samuels (2014, February 27). Senators Take Aim at Patent Troll Demand Letter Abuses. Retrieved March 5, 2014, from EFF.
    Independent Community Bankers of America
    undersigned organizations (2014, March 6). Banks Letter on S 2049. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from American Bankers Association.
    National Association of Federal Credit Unions
    National Association of Federal Credit Unions (2014, March 10). Patent bill mark-up, McWatters testimony coming up. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from National Association of Federal Credit Unions.
    National Association of Realtors
    Melanie Wyne, Kevin Donnelly (2014, February 28). Senate Introduces Patent Demand Letter Legislation. Retrieved March 5, 2014, from Realtor.
    Public Knowledge
    Public Knowledge (2014, February 28). Public Knowledge Supports Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 5, 2014, from Public Knowledge.

    10 organizations opposed this bill

    Aware
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Cantor Fitzgerald
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Cummins-Allison
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Digimarc Corporation
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Dolby Laboratories
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Fallbrook Technologies
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Innovation Alliance
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    InterDigital
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Qualcomm
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.
    Tessera
    Pomper, Brian (2014, February 4). Innovation Alliance letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Opposing S. 2049, the Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act. Retrieved March 12, 2014, from Innovation Alliance.

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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$133,750$98,575
    Kelly AyotteRNH$124,626$149,833
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$68,308$118,485
    John BarrassoRWY$87,083$41,600
    Mark BegichDAK$129,325$109,960
    Michael F. BennetDCO$263,020$196,125
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$122,050$127,600
    Roy BluntRMO$441,733$261,900
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$391,670$210,925
    John BoozmanRAR$105,130$19,833
    Barbara BoxerDCA$130,600$280,545
    Sherrod BrownDOH$220,827$148,348
    Richard BurrRNC$247,998$145,431
    Maria CantwellDWA$40,841$196,099
    Ben CardinDMD$131,038$59,766
    Tom CarperDDE$206,260$113,530
    Bob CaseyDPA$152,900$112,105
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$31,950$36,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$141,000$66,081
    Tom CoburnROK$73,460$49,630
    William Thad CochranRMS$143,700$47,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$110,750$111,450
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,650$131,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$438,693$120,800
    John CornynRTX$402,725$247,998
    Mike CrapoRID$159,210$85,700
    Ted CruzRTX$367,805$211,874
    Joe DonnellyDIN$135,400$54,100
    Dick DurbinDIL$70,325$104,700
    Mike EnziRWY$63,750$62,500
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$171,214$208,750
    Deb FischerRNE$150,700$39,814
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$152,822$129,000
    Al FrankenDMN$112,360$158,860
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$681,611$414,650
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$201,312$207,625
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$108,649$128,050
    Kay R. HaganDNC$296,800$246,558
    Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$13,950
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$218,733$255,300
    Martin HeinrichDNM$119,293$89,300
    Heidi HeitkampDND$91,516$52,939
    Dean HellerRNV$235,020$193,270
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$115,716$59,985
    John HoevenRND$146,310$67,905
    Jim InhofeROK$75,560$47,850
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$389,903$99,550
    Mike JohannsRNE$29,150$2,250
    Ron JohnsonRWI$136,105$175,270
    Tim JohnsonDSD$185,549$11,000
    Tim KaineDVA$193,850$182,800
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$58,866$37,388
    Mark KirkRIL$311,185$333,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$210,205$123,443
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$194,980$122,015
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$37,050$132,800
    Mike LeeRUT$90,082$137,126
    Carl LevinDMI$10$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$216,800$124,550
    Ed MarkeyDMA$119,300$303,056
    John McCainRAZ$185,670$171,765
    Claire McCaskillDMO$182,991$122,839
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$688,339$401,230
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$258,031$184,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,948$122,650
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$53,400$87,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$195,340$62,950
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$95,170$39,300
    Chris MurphyDCT$232,750$150,378
    Patty MurrayDWA$88,879$446,937
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$179,718$140,500
    Rand PaulRKY$127,752$170,884
    Rob PortmanROH$632,675$412,710
    Mark L. PryorDAR$125,725$116,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$112,348$38,800
    Harry ReidDNV$249,153$357,526
    Jim RischRID$76,950$59,399
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$193,850$127,825
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,000$19,500
    Marco RubioRFL$252,291$239,533
    Bernie SandersIVT$30,650$11,471
    Brian SchatzDHI$123,749$42,700
    Chuck SchumerDNY$575,000$362,050
    Tim ScottRSC$265,385$139,150
    Jeff SessionsRAL$57,950$13,500
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$111,475$158,015
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$245,150$126,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$219,378$145,168
    Jon TesterDMT$421,313$138,283
    John ThuneRSD$244,849$171,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$379,171$258,288
    Mark UdallDCO$166,177$197,775
    Tom UdallDNM$73,664$49,700
    David VitterRLA$168,850$94,150
    John E. WalshDMT$31,800$26,650
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$480,900$276,757
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$92,786$259,795
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$61,275$86,699
    Roger F. WickerRMS$136,253$52,050
    Ron WydenDOR$105,610$229,050

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$133,750$98,575
    Kelly AyotteRNH$124,626$149,833
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$68,308$118,485
    John BarrassoRWY$87,083$41,600
    Mark BegichDAK$129,325$109,960
    Michael F. BennetDCO$263,020$196,125
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$122,050$127,600
    Roy BluntRMO$441,733$261,900
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$391,670$210,925
    John BoozmanRAR$105,130$19,833
    Barbara BoxerDCA$130,600$280,545
    Sherrod BrownDOH$220,827$148,348
    Richard BurrRNC$247,998$145,431
    Maria CantwellDWA$40,841$196,099
    Ben CardinDMD$131,038$59,766
    Tom CarperDDE$206,260$113,530
    Bob CaseyDPA$152,900$112,105
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$31,950$36,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$141,000$66,081
    Tom CoburnROK$73,460$49,630
    William Thad CochranRMS$143,700$47,800
    Susan M. CollinsRME$110,750$111,450
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$259,650$131,100
    Bob CorkerRTN$438,693$120,800
    John CornynRTX$402,725$247,998
    Mike CrapoRID$159,210$85,700
    Ted CruzRTX$367,805$211,874
    Joe DonnellyDIN$135,400$54,100
    Dick DurbinDIL$70,325$104,700
    Mike EnziRWY$63,750$62,500
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$171,214$208,750
    Deb FischerRNE$150,700$39,814
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$152,822$129,000
    Al FrankenDMN$112,360$158,860
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$681,611$414,650
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$201,312$207,625
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$108,649$128,050
    Kay R. HaganDNC$296,800$246,558
    Tom HarkinDIA$5,000$13,950
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$218,733$255,300
    Martin HeinrichDNM$119,293$89,300
    Heidi HeitkampDND$91,516$52,939
    Dean HellerRNV$235,020$193,270
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$115,716$59,985
    John HoevenRND$146,310$67,905
    Jim InhofeROK$75,560$47,850
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$389,903$99,550
    Mike JohannsRNE$29,150$2,250
    Ron JohnsonRWI$136,105$175,270
    Tim JohnsonDSD$185,549$11,000
    Tim KaineDVA$193,850$182,800
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$58,866$37,388
    Mark KirkRIL$311,185$333,250
    Amy KlobucharDMN$210,205$123,443
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$194,980$122,015
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$37,050$132,800
    Mike LeeRUT$90,082$137,126
    Carl LevinDMI$10$1,000
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$216,800$124,550
    Ed MarkeyDMA$119,300$303,056
    John McCainRAZ$185,670$171,765
    Claire McCaskillDMO$182,991$122,839
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$688,339$401,230
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$258,031$184,200
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$92,948$122,650
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$53,400$87,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$195,340$62,950
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$95,170$39,300
    Chris MurphyDCT$232,750$150,378
    Patty MurrayDWA$88,879$446,937
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$179,718$140,500
    Rand PaulRKY$127,752$170,884
    Rob PortmanROH$632,675$412,710
    Mark L. PryorDAR$125,725$116,750
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$112,348$38,800
    Harry ReidDNV$249,153$357,526
    Jim RischRID$76,950$59,399
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$193,850$127,825
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,000$19,500
    Marco RubioRFL$252,291$239,533
    Bernie SandersIVT$30,650$11,471
    Brian SchatzDHI$123,749$42,700
    Chuck SchumerDNY$575,000$362,050
    Tim ScottRSC$265,385$139,150
    Jeff SessionsRAL$57,950$13,500
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$111,475$158,015
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$245,150$126,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$219,378$145,168
    Jon TesterDMT$421,313$138,283
    John ThuneRSD$244,849$171,400
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$379,171$258,288
    Mark UdallDCO$166,177$197,775
    Tom UdallDNM$73,664$49,700
    David VitterRLA$168,850$94,150
    John E. WalshDMT$31,800$26,650
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$480,900$276,757
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$92,786$259,795
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$61,275$86,699
    Roger F. WickerRMS$136,253$52,050
    Ron WydenDOR$105,610$229,050

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,095,699
    Real estate agents$6,118,686
    Credit unions$1,246,558
    Consumer groups$8,650

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Computer software$4,769,567
    Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,449,348
    Computer components & accessories$2,334,244
    Securities, commodities & investment$1,605,718
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,434,079
    Telecommunications Devices$282,878
    Office machines$256,490
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