A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 2, 2009
Length: 88 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
14 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urge Action On Patent Reform Legislation”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Sponsor) on Sep 15, 2010
“Leahy, Sessions, Hatch, Schumer, Kyl, Kaufman Unveil Details Of Patent Reform Agreement”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Sponsor) on Mar 4, 2010
“Comment On The Administrations Views On S. 515, The Patent Reform Act”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Sponsor) on Oct 5, 2009
Jul 19, 2007
Earlier Version — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1145 (110th).
Mar 3, 2009
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Apr 2, 2009
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
S. 515 (111th) was a 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 515. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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