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1 Final Bill – Pub. L. 112-274 H.R. 6621, 112th Cong. (2013). 1-14-13    
2 R. Smith Section-by-Section Summary of H.R. 6621 158 Cong. Rec. E2016-E2017 (Dec. 31, 2012). 12-31-12 R. Smith  
3 House Debate 158 Cong. Rec. H7455-H7457 (Dec. 30, 2012). 12-30-12 Representatives: Smith, Scott House Debate on H.R. 6621
4 Senator Leahy Remarks 158 Cong. Rec. S8517-S8518 (Dec. 28, 2012). 12-28-12 S. Leahy In support of H.R. 6621.
5 House Debate 158 Cong. Rec. H6842-H6844 (Dec. 18, 2012). 12-18-12 Representatives: Smith, Conyers, Rohrabacher, Watt House Debate on H.R. 6621
6 Report on the Prior User Rights Defense U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Report on Prior User Rights Defense (2012). 1-1-12   Report on the Prior User Rights Defense.
7 Letter from R. Smith to Sen. Kyl, Schumer, Leahy, Grassley 157 Cong. Rec. S7413-S7414. 11-14-11 S. Kyl Discussion of importance of the transitional program for business method patents.
8 Pub. L. 112-29 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub. L. No. 112-29, 125 Stat. 284 (2011). 9-16-11   An Act to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform. President Obama signed Pub.L. 112-29 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. Published by GPO on 10-05-11.
9 Final Bill Pub. L. 112-29 H.R. 1249, 112th Cong. (2011). 9-16-11   Passed the House of Representatives on 6/23/11.
10 Presidential Remarks on Signing America Invents Act President’s Remarks on Signing the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act in Alexandria, Virginia, Daily Comp. Pres. Doc. (Sept. 16, 2011). 9-16-11 President Obama  
11 Senate Consideration and Passage of H.R. 1249 157 Cong. Rec. S5402-S5443 (Sept. 8, 2011). 9-8-11 Senators: Sessions, Leahy, Grassley, Cantwell, Schumer, Hatch, Coburn, McCain, Kerry, Blunt, Kohl, Pryor, Durbin, Levin, Kirk, Feinstein,  Mikulski, Rubio, Bennet. Senate debate on H.R. 1249 including amendments 595 (S. Cantwell of WA); 599 (S. Coburn of Ok); and 600 (S. Kerry of MS).
12 Senate approves House version (H.R. 1249)   9-8-11   Senate's 89-9 vote sends bill to the White House.
13 Senate Consideration of H.R. 1249 (1, 2, & 3) 157 Cong. Rec. S5353-S5357, S5370-S5378 (Sept. 7, 2011). 9-7-11 Senators: Leahy, Klobuchar, Whitehouse, Kyl, Reid. Senate debate on H.R. 1249.
14 Senator Kyl Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. S5319-S5321 (Sept. 6, 2011). 9-6-11 S. Kyl (R-AZ) In support of H.R. 1249.
15 Senate Debate 157 Cong. Rec. S5323-S5328 (Sept. 6, 2011). 9-6-11 Senators: Grassley, Leahy. Senate debate on H.R. 1249.
16 Johnson Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1273 (July 8, 2011). 7-8-11 R. Johnson In support of H.R. 1249.
17 Letter, Senator Patrick Leahy to Senate Appropriations Leadership Letter from Sen. Leahy, Grassley, Schumer, Hatch, Coons & Kyl to Sen. Inouye, Mikulski, Cochran & Hutchison (June 29, 2011). 6-29-11 Senators: Leahy, Grassley, Schumer, Hatch, Coons, Kyl.  
18 Smith Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1219 (June 28, 2011). 6-28-11 R. Smith  
19 Waxman Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1208 (June 24, 2011). 6-24-11 R. Waxman In opposition to H.R. 1249.
20 Hoyer Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1201 (June 24, 2011). 6-24-11 R. Hoyer In support of H.R. 1249.
21 Van Hollen Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1206 (June 24, 2011). 6-24-11 R. Van Hollen In support of H.R. 1249.
22 Blumenauer Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1198-E1199 (June 24, 2011). 6-24-11 R. Blumenauer In support of H.R. 1249.
23 Smith Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1182-E1185 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 R. Smith  
24 H.R. 1249 as Passed by the House on June 23, 2011 H.R. Res. 1249, 112th Cong. (2011) (enacted). 6-23-11   Passed by a vote of 304-117, with 67 Republicans and 50 Democrats voting against the bill.
25 Smith-Weldon Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1177-E1180 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 Representative: Smith-Weldon  
26 House Consideration and Passage of H.R. 1249 157 Cong. Rec. H4480-H4505 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 Representatives: Conyers, Smith, Rohrabacher, Baldwin, Sensenbrenner, Moore, Jackson Lee, Lujan, Peters, Polis, Goodlatte, Sherman, Markey, Neal, Pompeo, Garrett, Speier, Hoyer, Watt, Schiff, Lofgren, Manzullo, Kaptur, Schock, Grimm, Crowley, Boren, Lungren.  
27 West Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1191 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 R. West In opposition to H.R. 1249.
28 Pence Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1174-E1175 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 R. Pence In support of H.R. 1249.
29 Moran Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1189-E1190 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 R. Moran  
30 Hirono Extension Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. E1190-E1191 (June 23, 2011). 6-23-11 R. Hirono In opposition to H.R. 1249.
31 Letter, House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers to Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Letter from Harold Rogers, House Appropriations Committee Chairman, to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, & Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader (June 22, 2011). 6-22-11 R. Rogers Discussion of provisions in H.R. 1249 that affect the funding of the PTO.
32 House Consideration of H.R. 1249 157 Cong. Rec. H4420-H4452 (June 22, 2012). 6-22-11 Representatives: Smith, Kaptur, Sensenbrenner, Terry, Nadler, Garrett, Goodlatte, Rohrabacher, Watt, Lofgren, Coble, Lee, Chabot, Manzullo, Quayle, Bass, Griffin, Ryan. Debate over constitutionality of H.R. 1249.
33 House Consideration and Passage of H. Res. 316 157 Cong. Rec. H4378-H4392 (June 22, 2011).

6-22-11 Representatives: Nugent, Garamendi, Lofgren, Sensenbrenner, Dreier, Polis, Gardner, Conyers, Tonko, Slaughter, Kaptur, Rohrabacher, Yarmuth, Woodall, J. Lee (TX), Issa, Schiff, Rogers, Goodlatte. Provides for consideration of H.R. 1249.
34 Statement of Administrative Policy on H.R. 1249, Office of Management and Budget Memorandum from the Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget, Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 1249 (June 21, 2011). 6-21-11   In support of H.R. 1249.
35 House Report Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1249, Rules Committee H.R. Rep. No. 112-111 (2011). 6-21-11 R. Nugent Rules Committee recommendation that H. Res. 316 be adopted
36 Leahy Remarks on Chamber of Commerce Support of H.R. 1249 157 Cong. Rec. S3768 (June 14, 2011). 6-14-11 S. Leahy (D-VT) Letter from Chamber of Commerce to House of Representatives in Support of H.R. 1249.
37 Grassley Floor Speech 157 Cong. Rec. S3713 (June 13, 2011). 6-13-11 S. Grassley In Support of the Conyers Amendment to H.R. 1249.
38 Report on H.R. 1249, House Judiciary Committee H.R. Rep. No. 112-98 (2011). 6-1-11 R. Smith House Committee on the Judiciary’s recommendation that H.R. 1249 passes.
39 Letter, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith   5-31-11 Comm. Sec. Locke Department of Commerce Support of HR 1249.
40 Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate on H.R. 1249   5-26-11 Congressional Budget Office  
41 Markup of H.R. 1249 Transcript, House Judiciary Committee   4-14-11   Markup of H.R. 1249 Before the House Judiciary Committee.
42 Managers Amendment to H.R. 1249   4-12-11 R.Smith  
43 Hearing, House Judiciary Committee - VIII* America Invents Act: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the H. Comm. of the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2011). 3-10-11 Witnesses: Hon. David Kappos, Hon. Steve Bartlett, Steven Miller, Mark Chandler, John Vaughn.  
44 Hearing, House Judiciary Committee Review of Recent Judicial Decisions on Patent Law: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the H. Comm. of the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2011). 3-30-11 Witnesses: Dan Burk, Andrew Pincus, Dennis Crouch.  
45 McCaskill False Marking Amendment Floor Statement 157 Cong. Rec. S1545 (March 10, 2011). 3-10-11 S. McCaskil (DMO) From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill) - False marking.
46 Hearing, House Judiciary Committee Driving American Innovation: Creating Jobs and Boosting the Economy: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2011). 3-9-11 Witnesses: Anthony Atala, M.D.; Michael Fulkerson, Ph.D.; Scott Smith, Ph.D.  
47 Leahy-Hatch Colloquy 157 Cong. Rec. S1496-S1497 (March 9, 2011). 3-9-11 S. Leahy (D-VT), S. Hatch (RUT). From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill). Discussion of section 2 of S. 23.
48 Senate Debate 1 & 2 157 Cong. Rec. S1348-S1352, S1360-S1394 (March 8, 2011). 3-8-11 Senators: Leahy, Warner, Udall, Reid, Coburn, Pryor, Schumer, Kyl, Kohl, Levin, Grassley. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
49 Senate Debate 157 Cong. Rec. S1323-S1326 (March 7, 2011). 3-7-11 Senators: Leahy, Reid, Bennet, Udall, Sessions. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
50 Grassley Tax-Patent Speech 157 Cong. Rec. S1197-S1202. 3-3-11 S. Grassley  
51 Senate Consideration of S. 23 (1 & 2) 157 Cong. Rec. S1175-S1185, S1204-S1213 (March 3, 2011). 3-1-11 Senators: Leahy, Coons, Bennet, Durbin, Cantwell, Risch, Feinstein, Stabenow, Grassley, Corker, Kyl, Coburn, Reid. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
52 Kyl "First to File" Speech 157 Cong. Rec. S1174-S1175 (March 3, 2011). 3-3-11 S. Kyl (R AZ) From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill) . In opposition to Feinstein Amendment to S. 23.
53 Congressional Record, Senate 157 Cong. Rec. S1174-S1175 (March 3, 2011).

(same as above)
3-3-11 Senators: Leahy and Kyl.  
54 Statement, USPTO Director David J. Kappos, House Appropriations Committee USPTO FY 2012 Budget Request: Statement of David J. Kappos Before the Subcomm. on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Comm. on Appropriations, 112th Cong. (2011). 3-2-11 PTO Director Kappos  
55 Senate Consideration of S. 23 157 Cong. Rec. S1089-S1114 (March 2, 2011). 3-2-11 Senators: Leahy, Grassley, Feinstein, Boxer, Hatch, Klobuchar, Rockefeller, Kyl, Lee, Durbin, Toomey, Menendez, Mikulski, Reid. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
56 Hearing, House Appropriations Committee Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012: Hearings Before a Subcomm. of the H. Comm. on Appropriations, 112th Cong. (2011). 3-2-11 Witness: Hon. David Kappos U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (p. 183).
57 Senate Consideration of S. 23 (1 & 2) 157 Cong. Rec. S1030-S1034, S1034-S1051 (March 1, 2011). 3-1-11 Senators: Leahy, DeMint, Coons, Kirk, Toomey, McConnell, Klobuchar, Lee, Kyl, Vitter, Coburn, Grassley, Feinstein, Bennet.  From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
58 Senate Consideration of S. 23 - Schumer remarks 157 Cong. Rec. S1053-S1054 (March 1, 2011). 3-1-11 S. Schumer (D-NY) From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill). In Support of the America Invents Act.
59 Senate Consideration of S. 23 - Menendez Remarks 157 Cong. Rec. S1052-S1053 (March 1, 2011). 3-1-11 Senators: Menendez, Whitehouse. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
60 Statement of Administration Policy on S.23, Office of Management and Budget Memorandum from the Executive Office of the President: Office of Management and Budget, Statement of Administration Policy on S. 23 (February 28, 2011). 2-28-11   In Support of S. 23.
61 Senate Consideration of S. 23 157 Cong. Rec. S936-S953 (February 28, 2011). 2-28-11 Senators: Leahy, Hatch, Grassley, Vitter. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
62 Senate Consideration of S. 23 157 Cong. Rec. S956-S957 (February 28, 2011). 2-28-11 Senators: Bennet, Leahy, Lee. From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
63 Hearing, House Judiciary Committee Crossing the Finish Line on Patent Reform: What Can and Should be Done: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2011). 2-11-11 Witnesses: David Simon; Carl Horton; The Honorable Paul Michel.  
64 Senate Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions 157 Cong. Rec. S128-S241 (January 25, 2011). 1-25-11 S. Leahy (DVT) From Senate debate on S. 23 (the Senate passed bill).
65 Hearing, House Judiciary Committee How an Improved U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Can Create Jobs: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2011). 1-25-11 Witnesses: Hon. David Kappos, Douglas Norman, Robert Shapiro.  
66 House Hearing United States Patent and Trademark Office: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 111th Cong. (2010). 5-5-10 Witnesses: David Kappos, Robert Budens, Damon Matteo, James Johnson.  
67 Letter, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke  to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions   4-20-10 Comm. Sec. Locke Support for Manager's Amendment to S. 515.
68 Letter, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke  to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions   10-5-09 Comm. Sec. Locke Support for S. 515, “Patent Reform Act of 2009.”
69 Senate Report 111-18, "Patent Reform Act of 2009" S.R. Rep. No. 111-18 (2009). 5-12-09 S. Leahy (D-VT) Report to accompany  S. 515.
70 House Hearing Patent Reform Act of 2009: HEARING on H.R. 1260 Before the H. Comm. ON the Judiciary, 111th Cong. (2009). 4-30-09 Witnesses: David Simon, Phillip Johnson, John Thomas, Jack Lasersohn, Dean Kamen, Mark Chandler, Bermard Cassidy.  
71 Senate Hearing Patent Reform in the 111th Congress: Legislation and Recent Court Decisions: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 111th Cong. (2009). 3-10-09 Witnesses: David Simon, Phillip Johnson, John Thomas, Jack Lasershohn, Dean Kamen, Mark Chandler, Bernard Cassidy.   
72 Conyers Bill Intro 155 Cong. Rec. E536-E537 (March 3, 2009). 3-3-09 R. Conyers (D - MI) - Extension remarks. Introduction of the Patent Reform Act of 2009.
73 S. 3600 Kyl Speech 154 Cong. Rec. S9982-S9993 (Sept. 27, 2008). 9-27-08 S. Kyl (R-AZ) Addresses differences between S. 3600 (2008) and S. 1145 (2007).
74 House Hearing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 112th Cong. (2008). 2-27-08 Witnesses: Jon Dudas, Robin Nazzaro, Robert Budens, Alan Kasper.  
75 Senate Report 110-259, "Patent Reform Act of 2007 S. Rep. No. 110-259, (2008). 1-24-08 S. Leahy (D-VT) Report to accompany S. 1145.
76 Senate Hearing The Role of Federally Funded University Research in the Patent System: Before the S. Comm on the Judiciary, 110th Cong. (2007). 10-24-07 Witnesses: Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Louis, Arti Rai, Robert Weissman.  
77 House Floor Debate 153 Cong. Rec. H10270-H10307 (Sept. 7, 2007). 9-7-07 Representatives: Conyers, Smith, Berman, Coble, Boucher, Rohrabacher, Emanuel, Goodlatte, Lofgren, Chabot, Watt, Manzullo, Johnson, Gohmert, Jackson-Lee, Kaptur, Michaud, Issa, Wexler, Hirono, Etheridge, Matsui, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Bono, Udall,  McCarthy, Eshoo, Woolsey, Cannon, Tauscher, Herger, Bartlett, Pence. Consideration of bill H.R. 1908 in the Committee of the Whole. Vote: 220 ayes, 175 noes.
78 House Report 110-319 Providing for Consideration of the Bill (H.R. 1908) to Amend Title 35, United States Code, to Provide for Patent Reform H. Rep. No. 110-319 (2007). 9-6-07 Mr. Welch from the Committee on the Rules submitted the report. Report to accompany H.R. 1908.
79 House Report Patent Reform Act H. Rep. No. 110-314, (2007). 9-4-07 R. Conyers (D-MI) from the Committee on the Judiciary submitted the report.  
80 Senate Hearing Patent Reform: The Future of American Innovation: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 110th Cong. (2007). 6-6-07 Witnesses: Bruce Bernstein, Kathryn Biberstein, Mary Doyle, Jon Dudas, Former Chief Judge Paul Michel.  
81 Senate Hearing Process Patents: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 110th Cong. (2007). 5-1-07 Witnesses: Christopher Cotropia, Wayne Herrington,  Michael Kirk, John Thomas.  
82 House Hearing Patent Reform Act of 2007: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 110th Cong. (2007). 4-26-07 Witnesses: Kevin Sharer, Gary Griswold, John Thomas,  William Tucker, Anthony Peterman.  
83 Berman Bill Intro - Remarks 153 Cong. Rec. E773-E775, (April 18, 2007). 4-18-07 Berman Bill Intro Remarks.  
84 House Hearing 153 Cong. Rec. S 4685-92 (April 18, 2007) (Statements of Sen Leahy and Sen. Hatch). 4-18-07 Remarks on S. 1145.  
85 House Hearing Full Committee Hearing on the Importance of Patent Reform on Small Business: Before the H. Comm. on Small Business, 110th Cong. (2007). 3-29-07 Witnesses: John Doll, Mitchel Gross, Bryan Lord, Emily Ward, John neis, John Thomas, Kevin Kirsch.  
86 House Hearing American Innovation at Risk: The Case for Patent Reform: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 110th Cong. (2007). 2-15-07 Witnesses: Adam Jaffe, Mark Myers, Suzanne Michel, Daniel Ravicher.   
87 House Hearing Hearing on Issues Relating the Patenting of Tax Advice: Hearing Before the Subcomm on Select Revenue Measures of the H Comm. on Ways and Means, 109th Cong. (2006). 7-13-06 Witnesses: James Toupin, Richard Gruner, Ellin April, Dennis Belcher, Albert Gavalis, Stephen Schreiner.  
88 Committee Print "Background and Issues Relating to the Patenting of Tax Advice, Scheduled for a Public Hearing.” Printed by Subcomm. on Select Revenue of the H. Comm. on Ways and Means. 109th Cong. (2006). 7-12-06    
89 House Hearing Patent Trolls: Fact or Fiction?: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2006). 6-15-06 Witnesses: Edward Reines, Dean Kamen, Paul Misener, Chuck Fish.   
90 Senate Hearing Perspectives on Patents: Post-Grant Review Procedures and Other Litigation Reforms: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2006). 5-23-06 Witnesses: Andrew Cadel, Mark Chandler, Philip Johnson, Nathan Myhrvold, John Thomas.  
91 House Hearing Patent Harmonization: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2006). 4-27-06 Witnesses: Q. Todd Dickinson, Robert Armitage, Gary Mueller, Pat Choate.  
92 House Hearing Patent Quality Enhancement in the Information-Based Economy: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2006). 4-5-06 Witnesses: Jon W. Dudas, James Balsillie, Robert Stewart, Mark Lemley.  
93 House Report - Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2006 H.R. Rep. No. 109-407 (2006). 4-5-06 Mr. Sensenbrenner submitted the report.  
94 House Hearing Improving Federal Court Adjudication of Patent Cases: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 10-6-05 Witnesses: Kimberly Moore, John Pegram, Chris Katopis, T.S. Ellis.  
95 House Hearing Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 2795, the “Patent Act of 2005”: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 9-15-05 Witnesses: Emery Simon, Philip Johnson, Robert Chess, John Thomas.  
96 House Hearing Review of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Operations, Including Analysis of Government Accountability Office, Inspector General, and National Academy of Public Administration Reports: Hearing on H.R. 2795 Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 9-8-05 Witnesses: Jon Dudas, Anu Mittal, Ronald Stern, Charles Van Horn.  
97 Senate Hearing Perspective on Patents: Harmonization and Other Matters: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 7-26-05    
98 Senate Hearing Patent Law Reform: Injunctions and Damage: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 6-14-05    
99 House Hearing Patent Act of 2005: Hearing on H.R. 2795 Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 6-9-05 Witnesses: Gary Griswold, Carl  Gulbrandsen, Josh Lerner, Daniel B Ravicher.   
100 House Hearing Part II: Committee Print Regarding Patent Quality Improvement: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 4-28-05 Part II Witnesses: Jon Dudas, Richard Levin, Nathan Myhrvold, Darin Bartholomew.  
101 Senate Hearing Perspective on Patents: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 4-25-05 Witnesses: Robert Armitage, Jon Dudas, Dean Kamen, Michael Kirk, Richard Levin, Mark Myers. William Parker, Joel Poppen, David Simon.  
102 House Hearing Part I: Committee Print Regarding Patent Quality Improvement: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 109th Cong. (2005). 4-20-05 Part I Witnesses: Jeffrey Hawley, Richard Lutton, Jeffrey Kushan, William LaFuze.  
103 House Hearing Holmes Group, The Federal Circuit and the State of Patent Appeals: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary. 3-17-05 Witnesses:  Edward Reines, Arthur Hellman, Sanjay Prasad, Meredith Martin.  
104 House Hearing Patent Quality Improvement: Post-Grant Opposition: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 108th Cong. (2004). 6-24-05 Witnesses: James Toupin, Jeffrey P. Kushan, Michael Kirk, Karl Sun.  
105 United States Patent and Trademark Report to Congress United States Patent and Trademark Office Report to Congress on Inter Partes Reexamination (2004). 1-1-04   Report in response to passage of AIPA in 1999.
106 House Hearing Patent Quality Improvement: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 108th Cong. (2003). 7-18-03 Witnesses: Charles Van Horn, Mark Kesslen, David Simon, Mr. John Thomas.  
107 House Hearing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Fee Schedule Adjustment and Agency Reform: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th Cong. (2002). 7-18-02 Witnesses: James Rogan, Kathryn Barrett, Michael Kirk, Charles Baker.  
108 House Hearing Patent Reexamination and Small Business Innovation: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th Cong. (2002). 6-20-02 Witnesses: Peter Theis, Paul Heckel, Nancy Linck, Mark Webbink.  
109 House Hearing U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Operations and Fiscal Year 2003 Budget: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th Cong. (2002). 4-11-02 Witnesses: James Rogan, Michael Kirk, John Williamson, Ms. Colleen Kelley.  
110 House Hearing Patents: Improving Quality and Curing Defects: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th Cong. (2001). 5-10-01 Witnesses: Howard Coble, Howard Berman, Michael Kirk, Jeffrey Kushan, David Martin, James Cottone.  
111 House Hearing Business Method Patents: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Court, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th ConThe Patent Prior User Rights Act and the Parent Reexamination Reform Act: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Parents, Copyrights, and Trademarks of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 107th Cong. (2001). 4-4-01 Witnesses: Nicholas Godici, Michael Kirk, Ronald Myrick, Andrew Steinberg.  
112 Patent Term Extension Application Under 35 USC 156 The United States Patent and Trademark Office.  2-20-01    
113 House Hearing Prior Domestic Commercial Use Act of 1995: Hearing on H.R. 2235 Before the Subcomm. on Courts and Intellectual Property of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary. 104th Cong. (1995). 10-26-95 Witnesses: Robert Amritage, William Budinger, Gary Griswold, Dieter Hoinkes, Karl Jorda, Richard Schwaab.   
114 House Hearing Prior User Rights (Relative to Patents): Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property and Judicial Admin. of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary. 103rd Cong. (1994). 9-13-94 Witnesses:  William Budinger, Robert Holleyman, Bruce Lehman, Robert Merges, Carlos Moorhead, Carl Moy, Arnold Newman, Teri Willey.   
115 Senate Hearing The Patent Prior User Rights Act and the Parent Reexamination Reform Act: Hearing on S. 2272 and S. 2341 Before the Subcomm. on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 103rd Cong. (1994). 8-9-94 Witnesses: Bruce Lehman, William Budinger, Donald Banner, Roger Smith, Gary Griswold.  
116 Report to the Secretary of Commerce by the Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform  The Advisory Commission on Patent Law Reform: A Report to the Secretary of Commerce: August 1992. 8-1-92   Four Part Report: Harmonization Issues, Patent Issues, Enforcement Issues, Unique Issues, Appendices.
117 Joint Hearing on S. 2605 and H.R. 4978 The Patent System Harmonization Act of 1992: Joint Hearing on S. 2605 and H.R. 4978 Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary and the Subcomm. on Intellectual Property and Judicial Aministration of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 102nd Cong. (1992). 4-30-92 Witnesses: Former Commissioner Harry Manbeck Jr., Harold Wegner, Robert Merges, Robert Benson, Howard Bremer, Douglas W.Wyatt, Robert Armitage.  
118 Johnson Commission Report S. Rep. No. 90-5 (1967).  Reports of the President’s Commission on the Patent System. 2-2-67   Three Part Report: Introduction, Recommendations, Charts.
119 Senate Report to Accompany H.R. 7794 S. Rep. No. 82-1979. 6-27-52   Initial bill was H.R. 3760 but after revision was introduced as H.R. 7794.
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