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Patent Reform Garners Attention in Senate, White House

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.

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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NSBA Files Amicus Brief in Patent Case

Yesterday, NSBA filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals requesting a rehearing of a patent lawsuit which argues that their confirmation of a decision by a lower court would, if allowed to stand, have a significant, negative impact on entrepreneurs and innovative small businesses.

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Patent Litigation Reform Bill Introduced in House

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the recently introduced Innovation Act, which addresses the purported increase in patent-related litigation and includes various changes to the NSBA-opposed America Invents Act.

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JOBS Act Implementation Moves Forward

Last Wednesday, the SEC issued their long-awaited proposed rules on crowdfunding, pursuant to the JOBS Act which should make it much easier for small business to raise capital and get new ideas off the ground. Additionally, the JOBS Act was the subject of a Senate hearing today.

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