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House Committee Examines SBIR Program

House Committee Examines SBIR Program

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing, “Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs – Part II” to examine how the SBIR and STTR programs are working.

House Subcommittee Hearing on Patent Demand Letters

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine the issue of fraudulent patent demand letters.

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Senate Judiciary Expected to Mark Up Patent Reform Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to mark up the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, which includes a number of provisions of interest and concern to NSBA, including bad faith demand letters, fee shifting and heightened pleading standards.

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Patent Reform Garners Attention in Senate, White House

Patent reform has been front-and-center with NSBA urging the Senate to move cautiously on patent legislation, and the White House holding a targeted meeting to discuss the U.S. patenting process.

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State of the Union: What it Means for Small Biz

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address which held good and bad implications for America’s small businesses, but was light on details and specifics.

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Senate Committee Examines Patent Litigation Reform

Following House passage of the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on patent litigation reform where the need for balance in any bill moving forward was raised.

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House Passes Patent Litigation Reform

Last week, the House passed the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) 325-91, a disturbingly high margin for a bill that could undercut U.S. innovation and the real impact of which is not widely understood on Capitol Hill.

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House Moves on Patent Litigation Reform Bill

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up the NSBA-opposed Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), a bipartisan bill recently introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R – Va.) and approved by the full House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 33-5 that seeks to address the purported increase in patent infringement […]

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Small Business Urges Lawmakers: Oppose Innovation Act

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill which stands to inhibit small-business innovation in the U.S. NSBA is urging lawmakers to oppose the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309).

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House Judiciary to Markup Patent Reform Bill

Today, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), a comprehensive and controversial patent reform bill introduced on Oct. 23, 2013 by Chairman Goodlatte and a bipartisan group of Members to address the purported increase in patent-related litigation.

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