October 16, 2018

Intellectual Property Law

Letters & Testimony

The ABA frequently corresponds with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and other governmental bodies and testifies before Congress on matters of importance to the administration of justice and the legal profession.

113th Congress

5/20/13
Office of Management and Budget 
ABA Expresses Concerns Over Sequestration of Funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

112th Congress

12/17/12 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
ABA Submits Comments on USPTO Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct

5/4/12 
Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) 
Opposes Treasury Proposal on Disclosure of Client Identity and Beneficial Ownership

6/23/11
House 
ABA Opposes Manager's Amendment to H.R. 1249, the Patent Reform Bill.

6/20/11
House 
ABA Urges Rep. Lamar Smith to Reject Proposed Substitute for Section 22 of H.R. 1249, the Patent Reform Bill.

6/13/11
House 
ABA urges the U.S. House of Representatives to promptly consider H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act.

2/28/11
Senate 
ABA Expresses its Support for S. 23, the "Patent Reform Act of 2011," and opposition to any amendment that may be offered to strike the "first-inventor-to-file" provisions of the bill.

111th Congress

6/26/09
Senate 
ABA Finds David Kappos Qualified for the Director of the PTO (Committee on the Judiciary)

3/26/09
Senate 
ABA Supports the Coburn Amendment for S. 515, the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)

109th Congress

6/20/05
House 
Letter supporting patent and trademark fee legislation (Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary)

4/20/05
House
Written statement by William LaFuze regarding patent quality improvement (Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary)