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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2765, H.R. 5874 and S. 1749

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, the President signed into law:
 
H.R. 2765, the “Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act,” or the “SPEECH Act,” which amends title 28, United States Code, to prohibit recognition and enforcement of certain foreign judgments;
 
H.R. 5874, which provides supplemental appropriations to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of the Department of Commerce to help support efforts to reduce patent pendency and reform USPTO operations to make them more effective; and
 
S. 1749, the “Cell Phone Contraband Act of 2010,” which Prohibits providing or attempting to provide cell phones and similar wireless devices to Federal prisoners and possessing, obtaining, or attempting to obtain such devices by Federal prisoners.