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Page H.R. 5924 (Mr. Kastenmeier).
1 H.R. 6043 (Mr. Pepper) Identical to H.R. 5924. H.R. 6975 (Mr. Edwards of California) Identical to H.R. 5924. H.R. 7454 (Mr. Giaimo)
330 H.R. 10006 (Mr. Bush)
552 H.R. 10027 (Mr. Casey) Identical to H.R. 10006. H.R. 11447 (Mr. Broyhill of Virginia)
558 H.R. 13951 (Mr. Poff) ..
425 Report of the President's Commission on the Patent System-To Promote the Progress of Useful Arts in an Age of Exploding Technology --
51 Hearing dates: April 17, 1967
1 April 20, 1967
135 April 26, 1967
167 April 27, 1967
195 May 4, 1967
227 May 11, 1967
249 May 18, 1967
271 May 25, 1967
297 June 1, 1967
325 June 8, 1967
393 February 21, 1968.
425 February 28, 1968.
517 February 29, 1968.
Bardeen, John, professor, Department of Physics, University of
249 Birkenstock, J.W., vice president, IBM Corp., accompanied by Dewey Cunningham, patent counsel for IBM Corp-
256 Braderman, Eugene M., Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
Commercial Affairs and Business Activities, accompanied by
271 Brenner, Edward J., Commissioner of Patents..
37, 522 Browne, Francis C., president, International Patent and Trademark Association.
236 Cairns, Robert W., president, American Chemical Society, accom
panied by Stephen T. Quigley, director, Office of Chemistry and
608 Cappello, Henry J.
, Consultant on Patent Policy to the National Small
195 Giaimo, Hon. Robert N., U.S. Representative in Congress from the
State of Connecticut, accompanied by Anthony DeLio, patent
328 Graves, Eben Ñ., president, American Patent Law Association,
accompanied by Frank B.' Pugsley, former president, American
474 Hollomon, Herbert J., Acting Under Secretary of Commerce, accom
panied by Gerald J. Mossinghoff, Director, Office of Legislative
28 Hornig, Donald F., Director, Office of Science and Technology, accompanied by David Z. Beckler.
155 Kincaid, John F., Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Commerce
McKie, Edward F., Jr., chairman-elect, Patent, Trademark and Page
Copyright Law Section, American Bar Association, accompanied
297, 451 Malloy, John M., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Procure
ment), accompanied by Stanley Nisset, Office of General Counsel,
227 Metcalf, George F., vice president, Aerospace group, Martin Marietta
Corp., on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States,
638 Neuman, Sidney, Pendleton, Neuman, Seibold & Willams, and member of the President's Commission.
283 Pepper, Hon. Claude D., U.S. Representative in Congress from the
State of Florida, accompanied by William Arthur Roberts, legisla-
325 Pugsley, Frank B., president of the American Patent Law Association,
accompanied by Leonard B. Mackey, chairman, Committee on
399 Rabinow, J., president, Rabinow Engineering Division, Control Data Corp...
213 Rifkind, Judge Simon II., Cochairman of the President's Commission on the Patent System.
167 Turner, Hon. Donald F., Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust
Division, Department of Justice, accompanied by Richard H.
135, 619 Zeidman, Philip F., General Counsel, Small Business Administration,
accompanied by Eugene J. Davidson, Assistant General Counsel,
186 Statements: Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.
651 American Association of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents--- 657 American Seed Trade Association and National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders..
661 American Society of Inventors.
664 Anderegg, J. Philip
677 Arant, Gene W..
680 Atlantic Research Corp..
681 Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
683 Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Bell Telephone Laboratories
692 Cleveland Patent Law Association..
696 Colorado Bar Association....
717 Commerce, Department of, letter of January 24, 1968, to Senator Eastland
485 Computer Usage Co., Inc.
715 DeLio, Anthony P., Patent Attorney, DeLio & Montgomery
364 Dero Research & Development Corp-
719 Dorfmeyer, Robert E., vice president, corporate development, the Glidden Co..
720 Dubilier, William..
721 Foremost Foods Co.
722 Haddon, Roy D., director of manufacturing, Griffin Pipe Products Co...
724 llull, Francis R.
725 Manufacturing Chemists Association..
729 Maumee Chemical Co.-
737 Mever, Harold S.
741 National Association of Manufacturers.
756 National Patent Council, Inc.-
758 National Society of Professional Engineers.
759 New Jersey Patent Law Association.
762 Pennington, Hon. Brooks, State senator of Georgia, and president, Pennington Grain & Seed, Inc.--
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449 784 787
Philadelphia Patent Law Association...
State of Virginia
Atlantic Research Corp.
the State of Georgia, letter of February 20, 1968, enclosing letter of
1968, from William H. Wright, president, Tri-Chek Seeds, Inc.----
681 791 803
808 810 810 828 831
GENERAL REVISION OF THE PATENT LAWS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1968
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to notice, in room 2226, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Robert W. Kastenmeier presiding.
Present: Representatives Kastenmeier, Tenzer, Poff, Hutchinson, and Roth.
Staff member present: Herbert Fuchs, counsel.
The Patent Subcommittee has reconvened this morning to resume its hearings on pending legislation for the general revision of the U.S. patent laws. In the first session of the present Congress, the subcommittee held 10 days of hearings on H.R. 5924, titled "The Patent Reform Act of 1967," proposed by the administration, and on related patent law revision measures.
The subcommittee suspended its hearings, pending the activities of the patent bar, and specifically the American Bar Association, designed to bring before Congress their own proposals for revision legislation.
Subsequently, our subcommittee colleague, the gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Poff, introduced H.R. 13951, which, it is understood, reflects the views of the American Bar Association. Without objection, H.R. 13951 will be made a part of the record at this point. (H.R. 13951 follows:)
(H.R. 13951, 90th Cong., first sess.) A BILL For the promotion of the progress of the useful arts by the general revision of
the Patent Laws, title 35 of the United States Code, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title 35 of the United States Code, entitled "Patents”, is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows: "TITLE 35—PATENTS
Sec. "I. PATENT OFFICE "II. PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS AND GRANT OF PATENTS. “III. PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS.
“Part 1-Patent Office "CHAPTER “1. ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS, FUNCTIONS. "2. PROCEEDINGS IN THE PATENT OFFICE. "3. PRACTICE BEFORE THE PATENT OFFICE "4. PATEXT FEES.
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