Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to insert a complete new text entitled "Deceptive Patent Practices Reduction Act" which promoted transparency in patent ownership; protected customers who are targeted in infringement suits; directed the PTO to develop educational resources for small businesses; and instructed the PTO and others to prepare reports on several issues including the use of deceptive demand letters.

Purpose:

Numbered 8 printed in Part A of House Report 113-283 to promote transparency in patent ownership; prote cts customers who are targeted in infringement suits; directs the PTO to develop educational resources for small businesses; instructs the PTO and others to prepare reports on several issues including the use of deceptive demand letters.

House Amendment Code:

(A008)

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