H.R. 2584 (111th): To amend title 35, United States Code, to limit the patentability of tax planning methods.


May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Frederick “Rick” Boucher
Representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district


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Last Updated: May 21, 2009
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5/21/2009--Introduced.Amends federal patent law to deny a patent for a tax planning method. Defines "tax planning method" as any method for reducing, minimizing, or deferring tax liability (not including tax ...

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May 21, 2009


45 cosponsors (24R, 21D) (show)
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