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H.R.2024: End Anonymous Patents Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Ted Deutch, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

End Anonymous Patents Act - Requires entities issued a patent to file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a disclosure of the identity of the patent owner and any real parties in interest. Directs patent owners to also make such disclosures to the USPTO upon the payment of maintenance fees.

Requires an entity to which a patent, patent application, or interest is sold, granted, or conveyed to file with the USPTO a disclosure of the sale, grant, or conveyance, and any real party in interest in the patent, application, or interest.

Specifies that "real parties in interest" include: (1) any entity that has the legal right to enforce the patent through an infringement action, (2) any ultimate parent entity (not controlled by any other entity) of such an entity, and (3) any entity that has a controlling interest in the enforcement of the patent.

Limits the damages available in a patent infringement action by an entity that fails to comply ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.