Innovation Act of 2013

Eleven members of the House of Representatives recently introduced the “Innovation Act” (H.R. 3309), a proposed bill that could have a “substantial impact on patent enforcement, procurement, and ownership.”  Some of the major proposed changes include: 1) a heightened pleading requirement for filing patent infringement claims; 2) limitations on discovery; 3) requiring the PTO to use standard claim construction in post-grant proceedings, etc.  See Article.



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