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U.S. Senate to Vote Soon on America Invents Act of 2011.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on September 6, 2011

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted 93-5 to end debate on the America Invents Act of 2011.  A vote by the Senate to adopt the H.R. 1249 bill, which was recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, is now imminent.  If the Senate adopts the House bill wholesale, which they appear posed to do, the bill would then go to President Obama’s desk for signing.

See further coverage on this topic at the PatentlyO and IPWatchdog blogs.

One thing is clear – change is coming.

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  1. Jake Ward said, on September 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

    According to Matt Osenga at the Inventive Step blog:

    “At 4:00 today [September 8, 2011], the Senate will take roll call votes on the amendments. After vote on these amendments, the Senate plans to vote on the merits of the bill. ”

    http://inventivestep.net/2011/09/08/patent-reform-passage-appears-imminent/


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