To amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2013
Length: 13 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on July 10, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Reps. Jeffries And Farenthold Introduce The Patent Litigation And Innovation Act”
— Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY8] (Sponsor) on Jul 10, 2013
“House Passes Innovation Act to Curb Abusive Patent Litigation”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 5, 2013
“Congressman Farenthold Joins Colleagues in Supporting Patent Litigation Reform Bill”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 24, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
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H.R. 2639 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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