WASHINGTON (8/9/14)--The Senate Judiciary Committee sent out notice Tuesday to postpone its scheduled 2:30 p.m. (ET) markup of a patent reform bill known as the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720).
The panel's chairman and bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), has made it clear that he wants to move forward with a vote on the bill this spring. The markup has been rescheduled for Thursday. If any unexpected, further delays occur, however, it could push the committee's consideration of the bill to after a two-week Spring District Work Session that begins April 11.
The Credit Union National Association supports support the demand-letter language within S. 1720, which would aid credit unions and other businesses that have been targeted with financial threats through demand letters by bad actors who have been come to be referred to as "patent trolls."
Use the resource link to read the language of the bill.