Friday, November 21, 2014

One Republican election loss that may impact IP legislation in the coming term

In an election year that favored Republicans, a House seat loss by Republicans in Nebraska may impact IP.

Of the loss:

Lee Terry, who represents an Omaha-based district, was considered one of the few vulnerable Republican congressional incumbents this election cycle. Democrats set their sights on his seat after he made damaging comments about keeping his salary during the federal government shutdown in 2013.


Michael J. Remington of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington stated: Congressman Terry's loss is a loss for the Congress, irrespective of the impact on legislation

Terry was sponsoring a bill to curb abuses associated with patent infringement demand letters.

see Effect of Election on Patent Litigation, Demand Letter, Other IP Legislation Weighed


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