Leahy-Smith America Invents Act HR 1249

Sponsor: Lamar Smith (TX)

The American Invents Act was the most comprehensive patent reform change since 1952, and most notably switched the US patent system to “first to file” from “first to invent”

TECH CRUNCH INDEX


Tech-Friendly Legislators

33% Support
67% Oppose

Bill Status

Endorsements

Relevant Articles

Opposition

Signed by the president Sep 16 2011

Source: Maplight

  • 3M
  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Air Liquide
  • Air Products
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Council of Life Insurers
  • American Council on Education
  • American Financial Services Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Insurance Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Applied Materials
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Beckman Coulter
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Boston Scientific
  • BP
  • Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Caterpillar
  • CheckFree
  • Citigroup
  • Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform
  • Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Consumer Bankers Association
  • Credit Union National Association
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Electronics for Imaging
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • ExxonMobil
  • Financial Services Rountable
  • General Electric
  • General Mills
  • Genzyme
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Google Inc.
  • Henkel Corporation
  • Hoffman - LaRoche
  • IBM
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Independent Community Bankers of America
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • MasterCard Worldwide
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • Microsoft
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Milliken & Company
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Motorola
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • National Congress of Inventor Organizations
  • National Retail Federation
  • National Treasury Employees Union
  • News Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Novartis
  • Oracle
  • PatentCafe.com, Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
  • SanDisk Corporation
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • The Clearing House Association
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union
  • United Technologies
  • USG Corporation
  • Verizon
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimmer

Source: Popvox

  • Consumer Electronics Association

Source: Maplight

  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • American Innovators for Patent Reform
  • Eagle Forum
  • Generic Pharmacutical Association
  • Heritage Action
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IP Advocate
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • National Small Business Association
  • National Venture Capital Association
  • Professional Inventors Alliance USA
  • Trading Technologies International

Source: Popvox

  • National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
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