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Current Proposals to Amend U.S. Patent Law

19 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2013 Last revised: 9 Oct 2016

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Ryan Schneer

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: November 5, 2013

Abstract

This Briefing Paper was produced in conjunction with the American University Washington College of Law Patent Policy Forum being held on Nov. 8, 2013. The Forum will explore current proposals to amend U.S. patent law to address issues surrounding non-practicing entity (PAE) litigation, software and business methods patents and standards-essential and FRAND-encumbered patents. The Briefing Paper summarizes the legislative and administrative proposals that are currently on the table in each of these areas, and is intended to be a springboard for informed policy discussion.

Keywords: patent, PAE, NPE, troll, software, business method, legislation, PTO, patent reform

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L. and Schneer, Ryan, Current Proposals to Amend U.S. Patent Law (November 5, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2350240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2350240

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

Ryan Schneer

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

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