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.
Senate Judiciary Committee
Letter to Chairman Graham on the CASE Act
House Judiciary Committee
Letter to Chairman Nadler on the CASE Act
Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
ABA Testimony on Patent Protection Eligibility
Office of Management and Budget
ABA Expresses Concerns Over Sequestration of Funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
ABA Submits Comments on USPTO Proposed Rules of Professional Conduct
Treasury Department Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Opposes Treasury Proposal on Disclosure of Client Identity and Beneficial Ownership
ABA Opposes Manager's Amendment to H.R. 1249, the Patent Reform Bill.
ABA Urges Rep. Lamar Smith to Reject Proposed Substitute for Section 22 of H.R. 1249, the Patent Reform Bill.
ABA urges the U.S. House of Representatives to promptly consider H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act.
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.
ABA Finds David Kappos Qualified for the Director of the PTO (Committee on the Judiciary)
ABA Supports the Coburn Amendment for S. 515, the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (Committee on the Judiciary)
Letter supporting patent and trademark fee legislation (Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary)
Written statement by William LaFuze regarding patent quality improvement (Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary)