Intellectual Property

Conyers: Judiciary Committee Should Hold Antitrust Hearings on College Athletics

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Today, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) participated in a roundtable forum on intercollegiate athletics entitled “Hypocrisy or Hype? The Impact of Back-Room Deals, Payoffs, and Scandals in American Collegiate Student Athletics” organized by Representative Bobby Rush (D-ILL.). The forum’s panel consisted of experts in the fields of sports journalism and economics, the president of the Nat... Read more »

Conyers Lauds DOJ’s Decision to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

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Today, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit to block the implementation of AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. on grounds that the arrangement would violate U.S. antitrust law and adversely affect American consumers. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement in response to the Department’s action: “Today’s action by t... Read more »

Conyers Calls on Senate to Remove Section 18 from Patent Bill Before Floor Action

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) requested that the Senate not bring H.R. 1249, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to the Senate floor unless Section 18, the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents is removed. “Section 18 is bad policy for our country and the retroactive application of this provision is unfair and inappropriate,” Conyers... Read more »

Conyers and Markey Raise Concerns Surrounding AT&T/T-Mobile Merger's Impact on Consumers

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, held a press conference to raise antitrust and public interest concerns surrounding the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile wireless telecommunicati... Read more »

Conyers, Jackson-Lee Outline Potential Harm and Systemic Risks of Proposed NYSE Mergers

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Today, at the Intellectual Property Subcommittee Hearing on “Competition and Consolidation in Financial Markets,” House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) raised their concerns of the potential economic harm that would result from the proposed mergers of either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with Deutsche Boerse or the ... Read more »