On Dec. 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 325-91 to pass the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309). The bill, introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., seeks to amend the America Invents Act to address abusive behavior by patent owners in infringement litigation.
The U.S. Senate will now consider companion legislation. The differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill would need to be reconciled before final legislation could be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Please click here to read the full text of H.R. 3309.
Banner & Witcoff will continue to monitor and report on this bill as more information becomes available.