Intellectual Property

Ranking Member Conyers, Reps. Nadler, Blackburn, and Deutch Introduce the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), along with Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and fellow co-sponsor Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), a senior Member of the Hous... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers Announces Democratic Subcommittee Assignments for the 114th Congress

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) announced the Democratic subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (TN-09) Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Ted Deutch (FL-21) Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Judy Chu (CA-27) Ted Deu... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves the Trade Secrets Protection Act

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 5233, the Trade Secrets Protection Act by voice vote. Introduced on July 28, 2014, the bipartisan Trade Secrets Protection Act, which is sponsored by Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) and Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to create a federal civ... Read more »

Conyers, Watt Statement on Patent Litigation Issues

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Today, Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a discussion draft designed to address some of the outstanding patent issues, including litigation abuse. Following the release of this discussion draft, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and... Read more »

House and Senate Judiciary Committees to Work Together to Restore Consumers Ability to Unlock Cell Phones

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced, in conjunction with Representative Howard Coble (R-N.C.), chairman of the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee and Representative Mel Watt (D-N.C.), ranking member of the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee, that the House and Senate Ju... Read more »

USPTO Satellite Office Opening Creates Jobs and Sends Message to the Nation that Detroit is a Center for Technological Development and Innovation

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(DETROIT)—Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank for the opening of the Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) satellite office in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first ever USPTO satellite office. The office will directly create more than 100 new jobs with the potential to spur the c... Read more »

Conyers: The Stop Online Piracy Act Protects American Jobs and Prevents Theft

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” The bill protects American jobs by modernizing criminal and civil statutes to meet new intellectual property enforcement challenges presented by the proliferation of websites dedicated to intellectual property theft and fraud. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) made the following statement after... Read more »

Conyers: Stopping Online Piracy Urged by Unions, Businesses, and Scholars

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee is considering H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA), a bill to combat online intellectual property theft and protect American jobs and consumers. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement. “Prior to the bill’s passage, I am urging the Committee to adopt Mr. Smith’s manager’s amendment. The am... Read more »

DOJ and FTC Must Do More To Rein in Corporate Excesses

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet held an oversight hearing on the antitrust enforcement agencies. The top federal officials charged with enforcing antitrust laws, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Acting Assistant Attorney General Sharis Pozen of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, testified befor... Read more »

Conyers: The Stop Online Piracy Act Protects American Jobs and Prevents Theft

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Today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” The bill protects American jobs by modernizing criminal and civil statutes to meet new intellectual property enforcement challenges presented by the proliferation of websites dedicated to intellectual property theft and fraud. Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) made the following statement after... Read more »