S. 1390 - STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

Commerce. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

S. 1390 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to strengthen the position of the United States as the world's leading innovator by amending title 35, United States Code, to protect the property rights of the inventors that grow the country's economy.
Other Titles
  • STRONGER Patents Act of 2017
  • STRONGER Patents Act of 2017
  • Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth and Economic Resilience Patents Act of 2017
  • Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth and Economic Resilience Patents Act of 2017
  • STRONGER Patents Act of 2017
Sponsor
Christopher A. Coons
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Administrative remedies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal district courts
  • Federal preemption
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Government trust funds
  • Higher education
  • Intellectual property
  • Judicial procedure and administration
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
  • User charges and fees
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Major Actions
Introduced6/21/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/21/2017
6/21/2017Introduced in Senate
6/21/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4/18/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $1,000 Against $247,261
  2. January - February 2011 For $0 Against $599,211
  3. March - April 2011 For $2,750 Against $1,493,732
  4. May - June 2011 For $4,000 Against $1,652,704
  5. July - August 2011 For $7,000 Against $836,878
  6. September - October 2011 For $3,500 Against $1,515,661
  7. November - December 2011 For $9,500 Against $1,384,637
  8. January - February 2012 For $2,500 Against $929,459
  9. March - April 2012 For $5,500 Against $1,986,091
  10. May - June 2012 For $22,500 Against $2,032,681
  11. July - August 2012 For $7,000 Against $1,620,679
  12. September - October 2012 For $14,750 Against $3,525,241
  13. November - December 2012 For $2,250 Against $547,758
  14. January - February 2013 For $2,552 Against $525,447
  15. March - April 2013 For $4,500 Against $1,530,859
  16. May - June 2013 For $15,000 Against $1,933,066
  17. July - August 2013 For $14,000 Against $863,005
  18. September - October 2013 For $3,000 Against $1,554,981
  19. November - December 2013 For $10,750 Against $1,610,301
  20. January - February 2014 For $2,500 Against $1,045,703
  21. March - April 2014 For $25,500 Against $2,444,257
  22. May - June 2014 For $36,199 Against $2,542,945
  23. July - August 2014 For $11,104 Against $1,803,796
  24. September - October 2014 For $31,621 Against $4,570,463
  25. November - December 2014 For $0 Against $830,420
  26. January - February 2015 For $0 Against $760,549
  27. March - April 2015 For $5,000 Against $2,633,340
  28. May - June 2015 For $18,500 Against $2,444,178
  29. July - August 2015 For $4,500 Against $877,584
  30. September - October 2015 For $15,000 Against $1,757,827
  31. November - December 2015 For $0 Against $1,679,155
  32. January - February 2016 For $6,750 Against $1,250,143
  33. March - April 2016 For $7,000 Against $2,282,467
  34. May - June 2016 For $25,500 Against $2,944,737
  35. July - August 2016 For $17,093 Against $2,246,750
  36. September - October 2016 For $37,500 Against $3,293,505
  37. November - December 2016 For $2,000 Against $219,388

Votes

    1 Organization Supports and 39 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

    1 organization support this bill

    National Small Business Association
    Milanese, Jody (2017, June 18). STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Introduced. Retrieved July 19, 2017, from National Small Business Association.

    39 organizations oppose this bill

    Adobe Systems
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Amazon.com
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    American Association of Advertising Agencies
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    American Hotel & Lodging Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Application Developers Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Birch Studio
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Callware Technologies
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Capstone Photography
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Cisco Systems
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Computer & Communications Industry Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Consumer Technology Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Dell
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Nazer, Daniel (2017, June 23). How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Overseas. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from EFF.
    Etsy
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Facebook
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Google
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Intel Corporation
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Internet Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    JCPenney
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Macy's
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    MPA - The Association of Magazine Media
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Association of Home Builders
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Association of Realtors
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Council of Chain Restaurants
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Grocers Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Restaurant Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    National Retail Federation
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    NetApp
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    New York Association of Convenience Stores
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Oracle
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    R Street Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Rackspace
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Red Hat
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Salesforce.com
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Samsung
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.
    Seagate Technology
    Undersigned organizations (2017, July 25). Coalition letter: Concerns about S. 1390, the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017. Retrieved August 11, 2017, from R Street Institute.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$6,728$368,849
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$333,502
    John BarrassoRWY$10,000$212,200
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$793,527
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$449,383
    Roy BluntRMO$10,000$984,101
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$1,146,053
    John BoozmanRAR$4,750$268,107
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$641,699
    Richard BurrRNC$10,000$650,958
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$428,654
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$11,249$415,674
    Ben CardinDMD$4,000$344,880
    Tom CarperDDE$0$281,896
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$435,072
    Bill CassidyRLA$3,500$763,318
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,700$238,803
    Susan M. CollinsRME$6,000$339,800
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$253,675
    Bob CorkerRTN$5,000$391,062
    John CornynRTX$6,000$794,496
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$451,266
    Tom CottonRAR$6,500$1,710,531
    Mike CrapoRID$3,000$251,333
    Ted CruzRTX$2,500$2,510,170
    Steve DainesRMT$8,500$682,807
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$195,464
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$536,020
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$429,880
    Mike EnziRWY$10,500$206,650
    Joni ErnstRIA$4,999$369,617
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$424,488
    Deb FischerRNE$2,500$409,389
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$1,859,504
    Al FrankenDMN$0$606,037
    Cory GardnerRCO$20,052$987,553
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,027,158
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$510,445
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$6,000$535,979
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$870,102
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$498,224
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,500$750,847
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$260,965
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$195,360
    Dean HellerRNV$10,000$721,008
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$214,687
    John HoevenRND$2,500$148,840
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$189,900
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$14,000$615,305
    Ron JohnsonRWI$11,000$1,386,776
    Tim KaineDVA$1,250$866,324
    John KennedyRLA$0$129,846
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$144,980
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$515,225
    James LankfordROK$8,000$486,030
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$317,085
    Mike LeeRUT$1,500$1,117,784
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,000$256,066
    Ed MarkeyDMA$1,250$835,199
    John McCainRAZ$7,000$738,685
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$680,708
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,000$1,569,549
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$717,007
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$300,904
    Jerry MoranRKS$4,500$349,029
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$3,093$281,175
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$389,016
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$717,254
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$509,319
    Rand PaulRKY$4,000$800,642
    David PerdueRGA$7,000$661,602
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$431,078
    Rob PortmanROH$10,000$1,387,177
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$160,098
    Jim RischRID$15,500$141,986
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,000$399,441
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,500$300,006
    Marco RubioRFL$10,000$1,734,481
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$83,369
    Ben SasseRNE$2,500$846,721
    Brian SchatzDHI$500$507,045
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$1,605,068
    Tim ScottRSC$9,000$946,076
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$431,506
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,500$139,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$341,368
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,249$845,373
    Jon TesterDMT$0$372,814
    John ThuneRSD$9,000$650,509
    Thom TillisRNC$4,999$748,752
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$10,500$2,094,720
    Tom UdallDNM$1,000$313,798
    Chris Van HollenDMD$2,000$1,113,107
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$250$966,719
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,000$1,082,710
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$260,938
    Roger F. WickerRMS$2,500$185,483
    Ron WydenDOR$0$749,403
    Todd YoungRIN$12,500$702,670

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$6,728$368,849
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$333,502
    John BarrassoRWY$10,000$212,200
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$793,527
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$449,383
    Roy BluntRMO$10,000$984,101
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$1,146,053
    John BoozmanRAR$4,750$268,107
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$641,699
    Richard BurrRNC$10,000$650,958
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$428,654
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$11,249$415,674
    Ben CardinDMD$4,000$344,880
    Tom CarperDDE$0$281,896
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$435,072
    Bill CassidyRLA$3,500$763,318
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,700$238,803
    Susan M. CollinsRME$6,000$339,800
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$253,675
    Bob CorkerRTN$5,000$391,062
    John CornynRTX$6,000$794,496
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$451,266
    Tom CottonRAR$6,500$1,710,531
    Mike CrapoRID$3,000$251,333
    Ted CruzRTX$2,500$2,510,170
    Steve DainesRMT$8,500$682,807
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$195,464
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$536,020
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$429,880
    Mike EnziRWY$10,500$206,650
    Joni ErnstRIA$4,999$369,617
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$424,488
    Deb FischerRNE$2,500$409,389
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,000$1,859,504
    Al FrankenDMN$0$606,037
    Cory GardnerRCO$20,052$987,553
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,027,158
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$510,445
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$6,000$535,979
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$870,102
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$498,224
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,500$750,847
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$260,965
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$195,360
    Dean HellerRNV$10,000$721,008
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$214,687
    John HoevenRND$2,500$148,840
    Jim InhofeROK$3,000$189,900
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$14,000$615,305
    Ron JohnsonRWI$11,000$1,386,776
    Tim KaineDVA$1,250$866,324
    John KennedyRLA$0$129,846
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$144,980
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$515,225
    James LankfordROK$8,000$486,030
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$317,085
    Mike LeeRUT$1,500$1,117,784
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$2,000$256,066
    Ed MarkeyDMA$1,250$835,199
    John McCainRAZ$7,000$738,685
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$680,708
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,000$1,569,549
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$717,007
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$300,904
    Jerry MoranRKS$4,500$349,029
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$3,093$281,175
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$389,016
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$717,254
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$509,319
    Rand PaulRKY$4,000$800,642
    David PerdueRGA$7,000$661,602
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$431,078
    Rob PortmanROH$10,000$1,387,177
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$160,098
    Jim RischRID$15,500$141,986
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,000$399,441
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,500$300,006
    Marco RubioRFL$10,000$1,734,481
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$83,369
    Ben SasseRNE$2,500$846,721
    Brian SchatzDHI$500$507,045
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$1,605,068
    Tim ScottRSC$9,000$946,076
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$10,000$431,506
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,500$139,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$341,368
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$5,249$845,373
    Jon TesterDMT$0$372,814
    John ThuneRSD$9,000$650,509
    Thom TillisRNC$4,999$748,752
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$10,500$2,094,720
    Tom UdallDNM$1,000$313,798
    Chris Van HollenDMD$2,000$1,113,107
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$250$966,719
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,000$1,082,710
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$260,938
    Roger F. WickerRMS$2,500$185,483
    Ron WydenDOR$0$749,403
    Todd YoungRIN$12,500$702,670

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Small business associations$377,819

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,205,818
    Real estate agents$5,952,521
    Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$5,681,740
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,521,121
    Computer software$4,734,324
    Hotels & motels$3,517,750
    Computer components & accessories$2,663,226
    Advertising & public relations services$2,366,393
    Residential construction$2,356,481
    Search Engine/Email Services$2,000,741
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,932,542
    Food stores$1,699,029
    Data processing & computer services$1,531,173
    Electronics manufacturing & services$1,421,514
    Auto manufacturers$1,370,924
    Telecommunications$1,069,753
    Computer manufacture & services$953,108
    Retail trade$845,279
    Vendors$734,813
    Internet & Online Services$614,265
    Commercial photography, art & graphic design$570,778
    Communications & Electronics$219,616
    Hosting/Cloud Services$43,300
    Consumer groups$10,650
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