Legislative Efforts

  • Letter from to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith on H.R. 1249 re: fee diversion (June 20, 2011)
  • Letter to U.S. House Majority Leader urging prompt consideration of H.R. 1249 (June 2011)
  • Letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee and its IP Subcommittee commenting on H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act (May 2011)
  • Section send letter to U.S. Senators expressing support of S.23
  • ABA President Steve Zack letter to House Appropriations on PTO funding
  • Section White Paper on "Agenda for 21st Century Patent Reform"(Sept. 2010 revision)
  • Comments on false markings in H.R. 4954
  • Section sends letter in support of the bipartisan "Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute for S. 515
  • Performance Rights letter to Sen. Reid
  • Section provides comments to Senate Judiciary Committee on the requirement for registration as a prerequisite to filing an action for copy right infringement
  • ABA-IPL Section supports Senate Patent Reform Bill in letter to Majority Leader Senator Reid
  • Section provides comments to Senate Judiciary Committee on damage awards amendment.
  • ABA provides comments to Senate Judiciary Committee on the the Coburn amendment to ensure that all fee revenue of the USPTO will be made available to the Office for its use in providing services for which the fees were paid.
  • Section White Paper on "Agenda for 21st Century Patent Reform"
  • Section provides comments to Senate Judiciary Committee on the Section's policies relating to inequitable conduct before the PTO.



  • ABA-IPL Section Letter to Senate Favoring (S. 522) July, 2008




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