Legislative Efforts

  • Legislative Branch: August 25, 2020
    Comments to the House Judiciary Committee on the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020
  • Legislative Branch: June 29, 2020
    Comments to the Senate Finance Committee regarding enhancing the authority of United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to enforce United States design patents
  • Legislative Branch: May 29, 2020
    Letter to Rep. Latta on House Resolution 875 and the Importance of Access to Domain Name Registrant Information in the WHOIS Database
  • Legislative Branch: March 19, 2020
    Comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on online publication
  • Legislative Branch: March 10, 2020
    Letter to the Librarian of Congress on Copyright Register qualifications
  • Legislative Branch: September 30, 2019
    Letter to Congress recommending additions to the IDEA Act 
  • Legislative Branch: September 9, 2019
    Letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee for the official record of the hearing held on July 18, 2019 by that subcommittee on “Counterfeits and Cluttering: Emerging Threats to the Integrity of the Trademark System and the Impact on American Consumers and Businesses.”
  • Legislative Branch: September 6, 2019
    Letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee from ABA President on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the CASE Act)
  • Legislative Branch: June 24, 2019
    Supplemental responses to questions for the record on the State of Patent Eligibility in America
  • Legislative Branch: June 18, 2019
    Letter to Senate IP Subcommittee providing supplemental views on the State of Patent Eligibility in America, following June 5 testimony of Scott Partridge
  • Legislative Branch: June 5, 2019
    ABA-IPL Immediate Past Chair Scott Partridge provides live testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Law, on “The State of Patent Eligibility in America.”

 

 

 

  • Letter to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley on S. 1720 and related bills pending before the Judiciary Committee. - February 5, 2014
    • 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