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H.R. 1249: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Summary: To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. (More Info)

This bill was enacted September 16, 2011. You can no longer write a comment about this bill.

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 11,748 Facebook fans 85 Twitter followers

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® applauds the House of Representatives and Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith on the approval of H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, CEA senior vice president, government affairs:

“CEA is pleased the bill revises a misguided law that allowed lawyers to sue for exorbitant damages in the event patent numbers are listed incorrectly on products. The resulting frivolous, costly lawsuits have deterred innovation and placed additional burdens on those trying to grow our economy. We are also encouraged that this bill will speed the ...

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