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H.R.3309: Innovation Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va.
Total Cosponsors 16 (7 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Innovation Act - (Sec. 3) Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action involving a claim for relief arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings, unless the information is not reasonably accessible, specified details concerning:

  • each claim of each patent allegedly infringed, including each accused process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter (referred to as an "accused instrumentality") alleged to infringe the claim;
  • for each claim of indirect infringement, the acts of the alleged indirect infringer that contribute to, or are inducing, a direct infringement;
  • the principal business, if any, of the party alleging infringement;
  • the authority of the party alleging infringement to assert each patent and the grounds for the court's jurisdiction;
  • each complaint filed that asserts any of the same patents; and
  • whether a standard-setting body has specific...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Dec. 5, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 5, 2013

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 325 - 91 (Roll no. 629).

Dec. 5, 2013 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H7526-7532)
Dec. 5, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H7555)
Dec. 5, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3309.
Dec. 5, 2013 UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers Substitute amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Conyers Part A Substitute amendment No. 8.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment No. 7, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rohrabacher demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher Part A amendment No. 7.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 6.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee Part A amendment No. 5.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Massie amendment No. 4, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Massie demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Massie Part A amendment No. 4.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis Part A amendment No. 3.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Watt amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Watt demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Watt Part A amendment No. 2.
Dec. 5, 2013 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Goodlatte amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Goodlatte demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
Dec. 5, 2013 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 429, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part A amendment No. 1.
Dec. 5, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3309.
Dec. 5, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Virginia Foxx to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
Dec. 5, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 429 and Rule XVIII.
Dec. 5, 2013 For H.R. 3309, resolution provides one hour of general debate; bill is considered read; specified amendments are in order; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. For H.R. 1105, resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-29 shall be considered as adopted; one hour of debate; makes in order an additional specified amendment; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
Dec. 5, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 429. (consideration: CR H7511-7556)
Dec. 3, 2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 429 Reported to House. For H.R. 3309, resolution provides one hour of general debate; bill is considered read; specified amendments are in order; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions. For H.R. 1109, resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee print 113-29 shall be considered as adopted; one hour of debate; makes in order an additional specified amendment; and one motion to recommit, with or without instructions.
Dec. 2, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 200.
Dec. 2, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 113-279.
Nov. 20, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 33 - 5.
Nov. 20, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee Hearings Held.
Oct. 28, 2013 Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Discharged.
Oct. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Oct. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.