Patent and Trademark

Conyers Votes Against Patent Legislation That Will Harm Innovators And Small Businesses

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 9, the Innovation Act by a vote of 24-8: “Sadly, today’s committee markup did nothing to fix the fundamental issues that are troubling our broken patent system. The so-called ‘Innovation Act’ favors big businesses over small inventors and start-... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr.’ Opening Statement at Markup of H.R. 9, the Innovation Act

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Today, during a full House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 9, the “Innovation Act,” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) delivered the following opening statement: “Abusive patent litigation is a problem that requires a targeted approach. “Unfortunately, H.R. 9, the so-called ‘Innovation Act’ is overly broad and could potentially weaken every single patent in America. It is not the solution... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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The following is the House Judiciary Committee’s schedule for the week May 11th - May 15th. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation Witnesses: · Ms. Mei-lan Stark, Immediate Past President, International Trad... Read more »

Bipartisan Group of House Lawmakers Reintroduce The Innovation Protection Act

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Nadler (D-NY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced H.R. 1832, “The Innovation Protection Act.” The legislation would create a revolving fund that will allow the U.S. Patent and Trademark... Read more »

Conyers & Nadler Urge Supreme Court to Preserve Critical Legal Tool in the Fight Against Housing and Lending Discrimination

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Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. At the heart of this case is whether disparate impact – a metho... 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 »

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 »