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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|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Ted Deutch, D-Fla.|
|Introduced||May 16, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||June 14, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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)
|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.|