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Washington, D.C. – The House Judiciary Committee has announced the following hearings for next week.


1:30 p.m. Full Committee and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Joint Hearing on: Abuse of USPTO’s Telework Program: Ensuring Oversight, Accountability and Quality


· The Honorable Frank R. Wolf, Member of Congress, 10th District of Virginia, United States House of Representatives

· The Honorable Margaret A. Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office

· The Honorable Todd J. Zinser, Inspector General, United States Department of Commerce

· Mr. Robert D. Budens, President, Patent Office Professional Association

· Ms. Esther Kepplinger, Chief Patent Counselor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

· Mr. William F. Smith, Of Counsel, BakerHostetler

2141 Rayburn House Office Building


10:00 a.m. Full Committee

Oversight of the United States Secret Service

Witness: Acting Director Joseph Clancy

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired

Witnesses TBA

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

All hearings are streamed live at

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