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  • S.Amdt.600   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: To strike the provision relating to the calculation of the 60-day period for application of patent term extension.
    Sponsor: Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] (Submitted 09/07/2011) (Proposed 09/08/2011)
    Latest Action: 09/08/11 Amendment SA 600 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 47 - 51. Record Vote Number: 126.
  • S.Amdt.599   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: To amend the provision relating to funding the Patent and Trademark Office by establishing a United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund, and for other purposes.
    Sponsor: Sen. Coburn, Tom [R-OK] (Submitted 09/07/2011) (Proposed 09/08/2011)
    Latest Action: 09/08/11 Motion to table amendment SA 599, as modified, agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 48. Record Vote Number: 128.
  • S.Amdt.598   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Submitted 09/07/2011)
  • S.Amdt.597   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Submitted 09/07/2011)
  • S.Amdt.596   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Submitted 09/07/2011)
  • S.Amdt.595   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: To establish a transitional program for covered business method patents.
    Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Submitted 09/07/2011) (Proposed 09/08/2011)
    Latest Action: 09/08/11 Amendment SA 595 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay. 13 - 85. Record Vote Number: 127.
  • S.Amdt.594   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] (Submitted 09/07/2011)
  • H.Amdt.505   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to strike section 18 which established a pilot program that allowed the United States Patent Trade Office to review certain low-quality business method patents.
    Sponsor: Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Schock amendment (A015) Failed by recorded vote: 158 - 262, 1 Present (Roll no. 489).
  • H.Amdt.504   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to exempt small businesses from the post-grant reviews and reexaminations.
    Sponsor: Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Rohrabacher amendment (A014) Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 342 (Roll no. 488).
  • H.Amdt.503   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to strike the provision giving the United States Patent Trade Office the authority to set patent and trademark fees.
    Sponsor: Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Manzullo amendment (A013) Failed by recorded vote: 92 - 329 (Roll no. 487).
  • H.Amdt.502   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to strike section 3 of the bill which created a first-to-file patent system.
    Sponsor: Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Sensenbrenner amendment (A012) Failed by recorded vote: 129 - 295 (Roll no. 486).
  • H.Amdt.501   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: None
    Sponsor: Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 By unanimous consent, the Watt amendment was withdrawn. (consideration: CR H4491)
  • H.Amdt.500   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment requires the United States Patent Trade Office to provide rules for the exchange of relevant information during the derivation proceedings.
    Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-12] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Speier amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.499   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment clarifies the deadline for filing patent term extension applications covering drug products that must be approved by the FDA.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A009) Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 - 198 (Roll no. 485).
  • H.Amdt.498   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to allow any tax strategy patent that was filed as of the date of enactment of the bill to move toward issuance by the Patent Trade Office.
    Sponsor: Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Polis amendment (A008) Failed by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.497   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment mandates a United States Patent Trade Office led study with the Small Business Administration on how to better utilize existing government resources for education and technical assistance to help small businesses with international patent protection.
    Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-9] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Peters amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.496   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment lists criteria that the Patent Trade Office Director must take into account when selecting satellite offices in the United States.
    Sponsor: Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Lujan amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.495   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment expresses the sense of Congress that "the patent system should promote industries to continue to develop new technologies that spur growth and create jobs across the country".
    Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.494   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment allows the United States Patent Trade Office to develop methods for ways to track the diversity of patent applicants.
    Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Moore amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
  • H.Amdt.493   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to strike section 5 in the America Invents Act which expanded the prior-user rights defense to apply to all patents with minimal exceptions.
    Sponsor: Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Baldwin amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 81 - 342 (Roll no. 483).
  • H.Amdt.492   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Amendment sought to permit the conversion of the United States to a first-to-file system only upon a Presidential finding that other nations have adopted a similar one-year grace period.
    Sponsor: Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Offered 06/23/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Conyers amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 105 - 316 (Roll no. 482).
  • H.Amdt.491   — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

    Description: Manager's amendment makes numerous technical and clarifying changes to the bill.
    Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Offered 06/22/2011)
    Latest Action: 06/23/11 On agreeing to the Smith (TX) amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 283 - 140 (Roll no. 481).