S. 23 (112th): America Invents Act

Introduced:

Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 8, 2011 but was never passed by the House.

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2011
Length: 118 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jan 25, 2011
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 3, 2011
 
Reported by Committee

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Mar 8, 2011
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 23”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (9D, 4R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Votes
Mar 1, 2011 5:01 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 97/2
Mar 1, 2011 5:29 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 52/47
Mar 2, 2011 5:16 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 58/40
Mar 3, 2011 12:32 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 87/13
Mar 7, 2011 6:14 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 87/3
Mar 8, 2011 5:55 p.m.
Bill Passed 95/5

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 16, 2011

S. 139 (Related)
Equal Access to Tax Planning Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011

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