This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Introducing the PATENT Act


The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking a look this week at the recently introduced Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship Act (S. 1137).  The bill was introduced last week and the initial response has been cautious optimism – but not without its detractors.  The PATENT Act has bipartisan support, including the chair and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), respectively.


The Senate Judiciary Committee is also examining efforts to improve open government which would have a positive impact on the mountains of data collected by government agencies—which could be a boon to entrepreneurs.


Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship tackles the impact of federal labor and safety laws.


The House of Representatives is on a scheduled recess and will return next week.



HOUSE


On recess until May 11


SENATE


Impact of Federal Labor and Safety Laws on the U.S. Seafood Industry

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

428A Russell Senate Office Building

Wednesday, May 6

2:30 pm


Ensuring an Informed Citizenry: Examining the Administration’s Efforts to Improve Open Government

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Wednesday, May 6

9:30 am


S. 1137, the “PATENT ACT” – Finding Effective Solutions to Address Abusive Patent Practices

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, May 7

10:00 am


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