H.R. 34 (110th): To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.


Jan 4, 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 February 12, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.


Darrell Issa
Representative for California's 49th congressional district


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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2007
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/12/2007--Passed House without amendment.Establishes a pilot program in certain U.S. district courts under which:(1) those district judges who request to hear cases involving patent or plant variety protection issues are ...

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H.R. 5418 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 28, 2006

H.R. 628 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jan 4, 2011

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 34” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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Jan 4, 2007
Passed House
Feb 12, 2007
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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