Patent and Trademark

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Hearing on “Treating the Opioid Epidemic: The State of Competition in the Markets for Addiction Medicine” Before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

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Sudden and sharp increases in the cost of life-saving prescription medications have caused much public outcry, most recently regarding the substantial spike in the price of EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Although today’s hearing focuses on competition in the markets for a particular set of life-saving drugs -- namely, those that treat opioid addiction -- I hope... 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 »

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 »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers for the Hearing on the International Trade Commission Patent Litigation

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Today’s hearing gives us an opportunity to study how the International Trade Commission handles patent disputes and whether it sufficiently protects American innovation. In particular, we should focus on whether the Commission produces fair results to litigants and, most importantly, whether these results are beneficial to the American consumer. Congress established the Commission as an independe... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee (April 11 - 15, 2016)

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The House Judiciary Committee has announced its schedule for the week of April 11-15, 2016. Wednesday, April 13 10:30 a.m. Full Committee Markup 2141 Rayburn House Office Building S. 125, the “Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015” (Sen. Leahy, D-VT) H.R. 699, the “Email Privacy Act” (Rep. Yoder, R-Kan.) THURSDAY, APRIL 14 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Courts, Intelle... Read more »

Bipartisan, bicameral group highlights broad opposition to sweeping anti-patent legislation moving through Congress

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Today, U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and Curt Clawson (R-FL) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and David Vitter (R-La.) held a joint press conference to highlight the broad opposition to sweeping anti-patent legislation moving through Congress. The House of Representatives is expected to vo... Read more »

Media Advisory: Bicameral, Bipartisan Press Conference to Highlight Broad Opposition to Sweeping Anti-Patent Legislation Moving Through Congress

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Group of Senators and Representatives to Hold Bipartisan Press Conference to Highlight Broad Opposition to Sweeping Anti-Patent Legislation Moving Through Congress H.R. 9 scheduled for July vote in the House On Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), will hold a joint pres... Read more »