WASHINGTON (5/5/15)--The U.S. House of Representatives is on recess this week, but CUNA will be keeping a close eye on a Senate patent reform hearing scheduled for Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday will host a hearing to discuss the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act (S. 1137). Introduced by committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the bill is the Senate alternative to Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) Innovation Act (H.R. 9), which was introduced in February.
CUNA will submit a letter for the hearing’s record this week, which among other things, will spell out its principles for patent reform legislation. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (ET) Thursday.
Also on the Senate floor this week: