Observers have watched the numbers closely as Congress debates patent reform legislation.
The CBO scored the House version earlier this year.
The bill suffered a setback when it was pulled from the calendar in July.
The majority leader said there is nothing scheduled on the bill before the August recess.
Lawmakers who oppose broad patent reform are becoming increasingly vocal ahead of a vote.
Wednesday morning was filled with technical glitches.
Lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene a markup later Thursday afternoon.
The Senate patent bill is still not in fiinal form after making it out of the Judiciary Committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up the bill Thursday.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is making quick work of its new bill to fight patent trolls.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says 2015 is the year for patent reform.
Most believe that patent reform is needed to thwart abusive tactics used by patent trolls.
The court agreed to hear a pair of cases on the issue.
Rep. Greg Walden wants to look at minority ownership and ownership caps.
The Eastern District of Texas faces perceptions it is a friendly venue for patent trolls.
House leaders recently announced they were pushing back consideration of the bill.
CBO found that the bill will change how inventors file lawsuits.
The House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill to the floor in a 24-8 vote.
Technology companies and Internet service providers want a quick extension of the ban.
The Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill to the floor in a 16-4 vote.
The FCC could do a better job informing consumers, according to the GAO.
The former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced her White House candidacy Monday.
The bill includes some differences from the House's bill.
Senators are close to unveiling legislation to fight so-called patent trolls.