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Short Titles as Introduced

End Anonymous Patents Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/15/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
06/26/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/16/2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/15/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/15/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary05/15/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet06/26/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/15/2015)

End Anonymous Patents Act

Requires entities issued a patent to file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a disclosure of the identity of the patent owner and any real parties in interest. Directs patent owners to also make such disclosures to the USPTO upon the payment of maintenance fees.

Requires an entity to which a patent, patent application, or interest is sold, granted, or conveyed to file with the USPTO a disclosure of the sale, grant, or conveyance, and any real party in interest in the patent, application, or interest.

Specifies that "real parties in interest" include: (1) any entity that has the legal right to enforce the patent through an infringement action, (2) any ultimate parent entity (not controlled by any other entity) of such an entity, and (3) any entity that has a controlling interest in the enforcement of the patent.

Limits the damages available in a patent infringement action by an entity that fails to comply with the requirements of this Act to only those damages occurring from the date on which the requirements are met.