Intellectual Property

STATEMENT: RANKING MEMBER CONYERS’ ON H.R. 732, THE “STOP SETTLEMENT SLUSH FUNDS ACT

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H.R. 732, the “Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017,” would prohibit the federal government from entering into or enforcing any settlement agreement requiring donations to remediate harms that are not “directly and proximately” caused by a wrongdoer’s unlawful conduct. I oppose H.R. 732 for several reasons. To begin with, the bill would prohibit these types of settlement agreements even though... Read more »

STATEMENT: FORUM ON “ADDRESSING THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF SPORTS-RELATED BRAIN INJURY”

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WATCH IT HERE I am pleased to join my colleague, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, in sponsoring this important event. Today’s Forum brings together some of the Nation’s leading experts from the medical research and athletic communities to review the causes, effects, and treatments of concussions and other head trauma. In particular, the Forum examines what is known about brain in... Read more »

House Approves Judiciary Committee Legislation Addressing Judicial Security

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The House of Representatives today approved by voice vote H.R. 3229, bipartisan legislation to protect the safety of federal judges. This bill, authored by Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and a product of the House Judiciary Committee, extends the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive personal information contained in the financial disclosure... Read more »

Conyers Welcomes New Judiciary Democrats & Announces Subcommittee Assignments for 115th Congress

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) welcomed four new Democratic Members to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and announced the new subcommittee structure for the 115th Congress. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) are new to the committee. Congressman Jamie Raskin, a former constitutional law professor, will serve in... Read more »

Encryption Working Group Releases Year-End Report

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Members of the bipartisan encryption working group – established in March 2016 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) – today released a year-end report laying out key observations and next steps. For nearly a year, the Encryptio... Read more »

This Week in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee (September 13th-14th)

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 11:00 a.m. Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on: Exploring Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Witnesses: Mr. Charles Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC Ms. Joanna Shepherd, Professor of Law, Emory Law School Mr. Ronald Weich, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore 2237 Rayburn House Office Building 1:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Prope... Read more »

Congressional Leaders: Bipartisan Encryption Working Group Making Progress

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today provided an update on the progress made by the bipartisan encryption working group: “We continue to meet with a variety of federal, state and local government entities, former government offic... Read more »

Reps. Poe & Conyers Lead Bipartisan House Coalition to Stop Government Surveillance and Hacking

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Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) along with Congressman Blake Fahrenthold (R-TX) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced H.R. 5321 the Stop Mass Hacking Act. This is the companion bill to legislation introduced on the Senate side by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY). The Department of Justice has recently moved to make an administrative rul... Read more »

Ranking Member Conyers Urges Congress to Support Fair Pay for Artists & Musicians

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) joined U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) as well as legendary Four Tops founding member, Duke Fakir, T Bone Burnett, Roseanne Cash, and more than three dozen artists and musicians at a press conference in support of H.R. 1733, the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. The legislation would... Read more »