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Arbitration and Mediation Update | October 2012

Disputing Blog by Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes

 The following bills relating to alternative dispute resolution were introduced by the 112nd U.S. Congress. The session  convened in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2011 and will end on January 3, 2013.

 

Click on the bill number to read  its text and on the status link to find the bill’s most recent legislative action.

Bills that passed:

  • Patent Reform Act of 2011 (a.k.a. America Invents Act). The Act provides, among other things that parties to a derivation proceeding may resolve the dispute via arbitration. See Section 135(f). H.R. 1249Status. H.R. 1249 was signed by President Obama on Sept. 16, 2011 and became Public Law No. 112-29.
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Victoria VanBuren

Victoria VanBuren holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.  She focuses on intellectual property law and arbitration. Known as a "worker bee," she is an active legal blogger and is currently pursuing a degree in computer science.… MORE >

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