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S.866: Patent Quality Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced May 6, 2013
Latest Major Action May 6, 2013
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Bill Summary

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.)

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 6, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.