125 1 that the term does not include patents for techno- 2 logical inventions. 3 (2) REGULATIONS.—To assist in implementing 4 the transitional proceeding authorized by this sub- 5 section, the Director shall issue regulations for de- 6 termining whether a patent is for a technological in- 7 vention. 8 (e) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this sec- 9 tion shall be construed as amending or interpreting cat- 10 egories of patent-eligible subject matter set forth under 11 section 101 of title 35, United States Code. 12 SEC. 19. JURISDICTION AND PROCEDURAL MATTERS. 13 (a) STATE COURT JURISDICTION.—Section 1338(a) 14 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by striking 15 the second sentence and inserting the following: ‘‘No State 16 court shall have jurisdiction over any claim for relief aris- 17 ing under any Act of Congress relating to patents, plant 18 variety protection, or copyrights. For purposes of this sub- 19 section, the term ‘State’ includes any State of the United 20 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of 21 Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, American 22 Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.’’. 23 (b) COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIR- 24 CUIT.—Section 1295(a)(1) of title 28, United States Code, 25 is amended to read as follows: •HR 1249 EH
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