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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.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

1 Organization Supports and 40 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.

40 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.
Engine
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.
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
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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