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S.1013: Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 - Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings:

  • an identification of each patent and claim allegedly infringed as well as the accused apparatus, product, feature, device, method, system, process, function, act, service, or other instrumentality (referred to as an "accused instrumentality") alleged to infringe any such claim;
  • an identification of the name or model number of accused instrumentalities that allegedly result in the practice of a claimed invention;
  • for each accused instrumentality, an explanation of where each element of each asserted claim identified is found within the accused instrumentality, whether each such element is infringed literally or under the doctrine of equivalents, and how the terms in each asserted claim correspond to the functionality of the accused instrumentality;
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    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 17, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
May 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3763-3765)