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S. 2733 - Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016

Commerce. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to ensure that venue in patents cases is fair and proper, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016

S. 2733 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to ensure that venue in patents cases is fair and proper, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ensure that venue in patents cases is fair and proper, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016
  • Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016
Sponsor
Jeff Flake
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Jurisdiction and venue
  • Manufacturing
  • Research and development
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/17/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/17/2016
3/17/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
3/17/2016Introduced in Senate
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

Real estate
Republican/Conservative
Hospitals
Democratic/Liberal
Accountants
Real estate agents
Restaurants & drinking establishments
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing
Cable distributors & service providers
Electric Power utilities
Computer software
Medical Devices & Supplies
Telephone utilities
Hotels & motels
Management consultants & services
Commercial TV & radio stations
Trucking companies & services
Computer components & accessories
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures
Residential construction
Advertising & public relations services
Department, variety & convenience stores
Mortgage bankers and brokers
Search Engine/Email Services
Food stores
Casinos, racetracks & gambling
Electronics manufacturing & services
Data processing & computer services
Auto manufacturers
Special trade contractors
Telecommunications
Cable & satellite TV production
Social Media
Computer manufacture & services
Retail trade
Security services
Vendors
General business associations
Minority/Ethnic Groups
Internet & Online Services
Environmental services, equipment & consulting
Lodging & tourism
Commercial photography, art & graphic design
Commercial printing & typesetting
Other Communications Services
Travel agents
Consumer electronics & computer stores
Marketing research services
Furniture & appliance stores
Telecommunications Devices
Direct mail advertising services
Personal health care products
Communications & Electronics
Personal products manufacturing
Pro-business associations
Import/Export services
Fiscal & tax policy
Hosting/Cloud Services
Other Communication Electronics
Consumer groups
Small business associations (split)
$750
$170,401
$815,174
$2,532,104
$903,616
$4,556,122
$1,351,111
$2,449,444
$1,013,567
$1,421,778
$579,662
$3,959,639
$1,941,921
$403,575
$14,631,643
$612,336
$43,350
$732,416
$1,691,492
$7,260,750
$330,872
$60,450
$506,618
$504,805
$14,644,633
$1,433,209
$2,137,309
$987,715
$527,791
$5,392,834
$2,723,500
$1,085,653
$504,109
$4,571,011
$3,225,273
$54,985
$119,200
$4,561,495
$8,196,785
$683,423
$7,379,240
$37,000
$1,740,226
$5,107
$1,853,916
$1,917,798
$4,874,297
$790,083
$416,340
$3,898,953
$452,031
$2,287,322
$2,545,921
$1,180,587
$190,325
$171,385
$226,050
$340,293
$3,185,409
$5,692,892
$138,507,696
$0

opposed this bill

Small business associations (split)
132 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act of 2016

132 organizations supported this bill

Adobe Systems
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Amazon.com
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Apparel & Footwear Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Association of Advertising Agencies
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
American Gaming Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Public Power Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
American Trucking Associations
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Application Developers Alliance
Application Developers Alliance (2016, March 23). VENUE Act Would Neutralize One of Patent Trolls’ Most Powerful Weapons. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from Application Developers Alliance.
AT&T
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Best Buy
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Birch Studio
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Blueprint RF
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
BrandsMart U.S.A.
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
California Broadcasters Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
california citizens against lawsuit abuse
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
California Hotel & Lodging Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
California Retailers Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
California Technology Council
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
california travel association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Callware Technologies
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Capstone Photography
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Chozick Realty
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
CipherHealth
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Cisco Systems
Provenzano, Beth & Redifer, Paul (2016, March 18). Support Letter from United for Patent Reform for S. 2733. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Coalition for Patent Fairness
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Competitive Carriers Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Computer & Communications Industry Association
Greenfield, Heather (2016, March 18). Senators Introduce Bill To Curb Venue Abuse In Patent Cases. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from Computer & Communications Industry Association.
Con-way
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Consumer Electronics Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Consumer Technology Association
Shapiro, Gary (2016, March 29). CTA Letter S. 2733. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from Consumer Technology Association.
Culver's
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Demand Progress
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Desktime
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Digital Signage Federation
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Dillards Department Stores
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Dillon Mailing
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Dish Network
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Dropbox
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Harmon, Elliot (2016, March 18). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved March 21, 2016, from Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Electronic Transactions Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
EMC Corporation
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Engine
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Engine Advocacy
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Facebook
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Fight for the Future
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
FindtheBest.com
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Food Marketing Institute
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Ford Motor Company
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
FourSquare
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
GeLo
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
General Motors
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Goby
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Google
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Heirloom Food Company
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Home Shopping Network
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Homes Eyewear
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
HR Smart
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
HTC Corporation
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Institute for Liberty
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Intel Corporation
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
International Franchise Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Internet Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Internet Infrastructure Coalition
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Intuit
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
iZi Survey
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
JCPenney
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Kickstarter
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Landmark Professional Mortgage Company
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Latino Coalition
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Liquid Web
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Listrak
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Lunatech
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
M-1 Studios
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Macy's
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Masergy Communications
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Micron Technology
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Mobile Comply
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Motorola Solutions
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
My Fab 5
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Association of Broadcasters
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Association of Home Builders
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Association of Realtors
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Council of Chain Restaurants
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Grocers Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Restaurant Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
National Retail Federation
Provenzano, Beth & Redifer, Paul (2016, March 18). Support Letter from United for Patent Reform for S. 2733. Retrieved April 13, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
NBCUniversal
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
NetApp
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Newspaper Association of America
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Niskanen Center
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Overstock.com
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Plaid Pantry
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Printing Industries of America
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Public Knowledge
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
QVC
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
R Street Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
Rackspace
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Realty One
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Red Hat
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
SailPoint Technologies
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Salesforce.com
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Seagate Technology
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Security Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Small Business Majority
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Software & Information Industry Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
TechFreedom
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
The Copia Institute
Undersigned organizations (2016, May 3). Broad coalition supports bill to curtail forum shopping in patent litigation. Retrieved May 3, 2016, from R Street Institute.
TicketBiscuit
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Tyco International
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
U.S. Travel Association
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
United for Patent Reform Coalition
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Verizon Communications
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Vizio
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
VMware
Undersigned organizations (2016, April 13). Companies Back Venue Patent Bill. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from Morning Consult.
Walmart
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Whataburger
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Worldwide
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Xanté
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.
Yum! Brands
undersigned organizations (2016, March 21). Tell the Senate: Pass the VENUE Act. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from United for Patent Reform.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Small Business Association
McCracken, Todd (2016, May 3). NSBA Letter to Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy. Retrieved May 4, 2016, from NSBA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$973,115$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,575,062$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,277,962$0
John BarrassoRWY$775,049$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,803,342$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,164,695$0
Roy BluntRMO$2,338,197$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,972,537$0
John BoozmanRAR$602,124$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$61,232$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,226,956$0
Richard BurrRNC$1,564,918$0
Maria CantwellDWA$844,185$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,065,069$0
Ben CardinDMD$913,616$0
Tom CarperDDE$643,466$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,578,679$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,650,492$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$206,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$788,592$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$767,425$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$733,987$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,185,126$0
John CornynRTX$1,854,131$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,573,836$0
Mike CrapoRID$589,424$0
Ted CruzRTX$3,483,780$0
Steve DainesRMT$1,240,369$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$645,955$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,051,782$0
Mike EnziRWY$514,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$635,804$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$981,617$0
Deb FischerRNE$885,314$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,495,170$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,497,549$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,003,255$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,288,198$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,271,193$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,162,928$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,935,496$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$673,011$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$564,015$0
Dean HellerRNV$1,882,369$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$601,222$0
John HoevenRND$428,417$0
Jim InhofeROK$484,975$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,581,766$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,321,877$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,344,210$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$348,053$0
Mark KirkRIL$1,334,480$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,299,378$0
James LankfordROK$988,800$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$748,810$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,671,172$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$801,651$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$2,252,659$0
John McCainRAZ$1,695,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,690,915$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,815,767$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,033,150$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$619,740$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$127,764$0
Jerry MoranRKS$795,675$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$774,803$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,286,710$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,635,668$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,572,643$0
Rand PaulRKY$1,184,867$0
David PerdueRGA$1,372,796$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,500,584$0
Rob PortmanROH$3,266,546$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$386,168$0
Harry ReidDNV$628,745$0
Jim RischRID$340,310$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,013,113$0
Mike RoundsRSD$750,454$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,917,948$0
Bernie SandersIVT$450,915$0
Ben SasseRNE$1,299,966$0
Brian SchatzDHI$1,400,409$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,178,237$0
Tim ScottRSC$2,116,324$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$250,850$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,086,656$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$369,950$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,129,672$0
Dan SullivanRAK$1,316,753$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,208,165$0
John ThuneRSD$1,687,849$0
Thom TillisRNC$1,510,512$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,886,075$0
Tom UdallDNM$863,045$0
David VitterRLA$219,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,099,498$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,723,700$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$637,268$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$530,833$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,982,911$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$973,115$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,575,062$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,277,962$0
John BarrassoRWY$775,049$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,803,342$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,164,695$0
Roy BluntRMO$2,338,197$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,972,537$0
John BoozmanRAR$602,124$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$61,232$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,226,956$0
Richard BurrRNC$1,564,918$0
Maria CantwellDWA$844,185$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,065,069$0
Ben CardinDMD$913,616$0
Tom CarperDDE$643,466$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,578,679$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,650,492$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$206,250$0
William Thad CochranRMS$788,592$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$767,425$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$733,987$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,185,126$0
John CornynRTX$1,854,131$0
Tom CottonRAR$2,573,836$0
Mike CrapoRID$589,424$0
Ted CruzRTX$3,483,780$0
Steve DainesRMT$1,240,369$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$645,955$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,051,782$0
Mike EnziRWY$514,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$635,804$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$981,617$0
Deb FischerRNE$885,314$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$2,495,170$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,497,549$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,003,255$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,288,198$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,271,193$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$1,162,928$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,935,496$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$673,011$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$564,015$0
Dean HellerRNV$1,882,369$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$601,222$0
John HoevenRND$428,417$0
Jim InhofeROK$484,975$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$1,581,766$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$2,321,877$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,344,210$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$348,053$0
Mark KirkRIL$1,334,480$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,299,378$0
James LankfordROK$988,800$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$748,810$0
Mike LeeRUT$1,671,172$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$801,651$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$2,252,659$0
John McCainRAZ$1,695,500$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,690,915$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,815,767$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$2,033,150$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$619,740$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$127,764$0
Jerry MoranRKS$795,675$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$774,803$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,286,710$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,635,668$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,572,643$0
Rand PaulRKY$1,184,867$0
David PerdueRGA$1,372,796$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,500,584$0
Rob PortmanROH$3,266,546$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$386,168$0
Harry ReidDNV$628,745$0
Jim RischRID$340,310$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,013,113$0
Mike RoundsRSD$750,454$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,917,948$0
Bernie SandersIVT$450,915$0
Ben SasseRNE$1,299,966$0
Brian SchatzDHI$1,400,409$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$4,178,237$0
Tim ScottRSC$2,116,324$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$250,850$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,086,656$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$369,950$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,129,672$0
Dan SullivanRAK$1,316,753$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,208,165$0
John ThuneRSD$1,687,849$0
Thom TillisRNC$1,510,512$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$3,886,075$0
Tom UdallDNM$863,045$0
David VitterRLA$219,500$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,099,498$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,723,700$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$637,268$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$530,833$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,982,911$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Real estate$14,644,633
Republican/Conservative$14,631,643
Hospitals$8,196,785
Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
Accountants$7,260,750
Real estate agents$5,692,892
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,874,297
Cable distributors & service providers$4,571,011
Electric Power utilities$4,561,495
Computer software$4,556,122
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,959,639
Telephone utilities$3,898,953
Hotels & motels$3,225,273
Management consultants & services$3,185,409
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,723,500
Trucking companies & services$2,545,921
Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,449,444
Residential construction$2,287,322
Advertising & public relations services$2,137,309
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
Mortgage bankers and brokers$1,917,798
Search Engine/Email Services$1,853,916
Food stores$1,740,226
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,691,492
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
Data processing & computer services$1,421,778
Auto manufacturers$1,351,111
Special trade contractors$1,180,587
Telecommunications$1,085,653
Cable & satellite TV production$1,013,567
Social Media$987,715
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Retail trade$815,174
Security services$790,083
Vendors$732,416
General business associations$683,423
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Internet & Online Services$579,662
Environmental services, equipment & consulting$527,791
Lodging & tourism$506,618
Commercial photography, art & graphic design$504,805
Commercial printing & typesetting$504,109
Other Communications Services$452,031
Travel agents$416,340
Consumer electronics & computer stores$403,575
Small business associations$392,318
Marketing research services$340,293
Furniture & appliance stores$330,872
Telecommunications Devices$226,050
Direct mail advertising services$190,325
Personal health care products$171,385
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Personal products manufacturing$119,200
Pro-business associations$60,450
Import/Export services$54,985
Fiscal & tax policy$43,350
Hosting/Cloud Services$37,000
Other Communication Electronics$5,107
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Small business associations$392,318
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