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Reported to House amended (04/05/2006)

Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2005 - Amends the federal judicial code to deny to all state courts jurisdiction over legal actions relating to patents, plant variety protection, or copyrights.

Grants exclusive jurisdiction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of appeals relating to patents or plant variety protection.

Provides for the removal to a U.S. district court of legal actions involving patents, plant variety protection, or copyrights, and for the remand of unrelated matters.

Requires the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to transfer any appeal dealing with designs and unfair competition to the court of appeals for the regional circuit embracing the district from which the appeal has been taken.