H.R. 243 (112th): Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011


Jan 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Latta

Representative for Ohio's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the penalty for false marking, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/2011--Introduced.Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011 - Amends federal patent law to specify that the fine for falsely marked articles (articles falsely labeled or advertised to deceive the public into ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 243”). 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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Related Bills

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H.R. 6352 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2010

H.R. 1249 (Related)
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 16, 2011

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