S.866 - Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: S.866 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in Senate (05/06/2013)
Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to remove the eight-year sunset provision with respect to the transitional post-grant review program available to review the validity of covered business method patents, thereby making the program permanent.
Expands the term "covered business method patent" to include a patent that claims a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of any enterprise, product, or service, except technological inventions. (Current law limits the program to financial products or services.)