H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007


Apr 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 7, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2007
Length: 82 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.

Summary (CRS)

9/7/2007--Passed House amended.Patent Reform Act of 2007 - Amends federal patent law to establish a first-inventor-to file system and to add or revise provisions governing patent review proceedings and patent ... Read more >

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Apr 18, 2007

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Jul 18, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Sep 7, 2007
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1908”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


23 cosponsors (14D, 9R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Sep 7, 2007 3:11 p.m.
Agreed to 263/136
Sep 7, 2007 3:30 p.m.
Passed 220/175

Related Bills

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S. 1145 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2007

H.Res. 636 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 7, 2007

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