Subject Intellectual property | Current

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USHB5499Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2014 - Declares a provision of a form contract to be void from the inception if it: (1) prohibits or restricts a person who is a party to the contract from engaging in written, verbal, or pictorial reviews, or other sim...
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2014-09-19
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USHB5108Establishes the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to allow students enrolled in a participating law school's clinic to practice patent and trademark law before the USPTO on a pro-bono bas...
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2014-09-16
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USHB5360American Renaissance in Manufacturing Act
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2014-09-15
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USHR643Calls for: the People's Republic of China (PRC) to end the practice of cyber-enabled espionage against U.S. firms and cooperate in cybersecurity efforts; the President to implement and coordinate the Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of United State...
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2014-09-08
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USSB1468Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) a ...
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2014-08-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 547.
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USSB517Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act - Repeals a Library of Congress (LOC) rulemaking determination, made upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, regarding the circumvention of technological measures controlling acces...
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2014-08-01
Became Public Law No: 113-144.
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USHB5322Consolidate Heavy-handed and Outdated Programs Act of 2014 - Consolidates the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish the Department of Energy and the Environment (DEE), with the primary mission of ensuri...
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2014-08-01
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USHB4572STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Title I: Communications Provisions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Communications Act of 1934, as amended by the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), to extend until December 31, 2019, the exemp...
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2014-07-29
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USHB5036Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Amends federal copyright law, as amended by the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), to extend until December 31, 2019, the statutory license under which satellite ...
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2014-07-22
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 410.
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USHB4772Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act or the RESPECT Act - Requires digital music services (certain services providing digital transmissions of music by Internet radio, cable, or satellite) that transmit sound recordings un...
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2014-07-21
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USSB2588Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Requires the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), the Secretary of Defense (DOD), and the Attorney General (DOJ) to develop and promulgate procedur...
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2014-07-10
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 462.
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USSB2454Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Amends federal copyright law, as amended by the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), to extend until December 31, 2019, the statutory license under which satellite ...
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2014-06-26
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 445.
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USHB4487Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2015 - Title I: Legislative Branch - Makes appropriations to the Senate for FY2015 for: (1) expense allowances; (2) representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; (3) salaries of specified offi...
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2014-06-19
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 436.
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USHB4660Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, for science-related programs, and related agencies. Title I: Department of Commerce - Department ...
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2014-06-18
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S3776-37
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USHB4878Facilitating Investments in Local Markets Act or the FILM Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the expensing of the costs of qualified film and television productions, to: (1) extend through 2015 provisions allowing such expensing,...
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2014-06-17
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USHB4159America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Establishes, revises, and extends specified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, as well as education, research, and training programs. Authorizes appropriations for FY2015...
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2014-06-13
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USSB2437Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 - Makes appropriations for FY2015 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, for science-related programs, and related agencies. Title I: Department of Commerce - Department ...
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2014-06-05
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 411.
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USHB4435National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY2015. Authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicl...
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2014-06-05
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 425.
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USHB4763Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act - Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to revise certain legal standards used to consider whether a domestic industry exists or is in the process of being established with respect to foreign countries that unlawfull...
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2014-05-29
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USHB4186Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 or FIRST Act of 2014 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2015 to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Specifies policy objectives for the NSF in allocating resources. Direc...
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2014-05-28
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
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USSB2384Deter Cyber Theft Act of 2014 - Requires the President to report annually to Congress on foreign countries that engage in economic and industrial espionage in cyberspace with respect to U.S. trade secrets or proprietary information. Requires each rep...
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2014-05-22
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USSB2375Colorado News, Emergency, Weather, and Sports Act of 2014 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 and federal copyright law to allow cable operators or satellite carriers to offer certain Colorado-based television broadcast stations to eligible Color...
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2014-05-21
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USSB2321Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 - Amends federal copyright law regarding the exclusive rights of sound recording copyright owners to remove a provision that prohibits license fees payable for the public performance of sound recordings, by means of a di...
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2014-05-12
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USHB4588Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to exempt from retransmission consent requirements under which cable systems or other multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) are prohibited from retransmittin...
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2014-05-09
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USHB4279Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 with respect to the establishment in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (formerly the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
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2014-04-16
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USHB4287Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act - Establishes procedures under which the term of an unexpired patent claiming a method of using a biological product shall be extended for five years from its original expiration date. Requires an applicatio...
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2014-04-16
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USSB2180Support Theaters in America Growth and Expansion Act or the STAGE Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the expensing of the costs of qualified film and television productions, to: (1) extend through 2015 provisions allowing such ex...
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2014-03-27
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USSB2150Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act - Establishes procedures under which the term of an unexpired patent claiming a method of using a biological product shall be extended for five years from its original expiration date. Requires an applicatio...
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2014-03-24
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USHB4079Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 - Amends federal copyright law regarding the exclusive rights of sound recording copyright owners to remove a provision that prohibits license fees payable for the public performance of sound recordings, by means of a di...
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2014-03-20
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USHB4103American Royalties Too Act of 2014 - Expands copyright owners' exclusive rights, in the case of a work of visual art, to include the right to collect or authorize the collection of a royalty if the work is sold by a person other than the author for a...
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2014-03-20
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USSB2129Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation Act of 2014 or ATTAIN Act of 2014 - Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to establish the Office of Advanced Research, Technology Transfer, and Innovation in Energy (OA...
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2014-03-13
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USSB2146Patent Fee Integrity Act - Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Innovation Promotion Fund (Innovation Promotion Fund) to be used as a revolving fund by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ...
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2014-03-13
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USHR514Honors Thomas Jennings as the first African-American to be granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and commends his economic contributions to the United States through use of the patent system. Acknowledges that his inventive...
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2014-03-12
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USHB1123Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act - Repeals a Library of Congress (LOC) rulemaking determination, made upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, regarding the circumvention of technological measures controlling acces...
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2014-02-26
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USSB2045American Royalties Too Act of 2014 - Expands copyright owners' exclusive rights, in the case of a work of visual art, to include the right to collect or authorize the collection of a royalty if the work is sold by a person other than the author for a...
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2014-02-26
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USSB2049Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act - Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate rules prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts and practices in the sending of written communications (commonly referred to as "demand letters")...
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2014-02-26
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USSB1600Critical Minerals Policy Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to: (1) publish in the Federal Register a methodology for determining which minerals qualify as critical minerals, based upon potential supply restrictions and i...
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2014-01-28
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-192.
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USHB3713Amends trademark registration criteria under the Trademark Act of 1946 to specify that the United States, or any state, municipality, county, political subdivision, or other governmental authority in the United States, may register with the U.S. Pate...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3709Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2013 - Prohibits, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice and an unfair method of competition in or affecting interstate commerce, any person from being a party to any agreement resolving or settl...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3720Next Generation Television Marketplace Act - Repeals provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 concerning: (1) the carriage of distant television stations and significantly viewed signals by satellite carriers, (2) the retransmittal of television ...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3736Protect Advanced Communications for Emergency Services Act of 2013 or the PACES Act - Requires any patent infringement action against certain wireless carriers (excluding mobile satellite service operators) or IP-enabled voice service providers based...
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2014-01-27
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USHB3116Modernizing Our Drug & Diagnostics Evaluation and Regulatory Network Cures Act of 2013 or MODDERN Cures Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) establish the Advanced Diagnostics Education Council to recomm...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3349Innovation Protection Act - Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund (Public Enterprise Fund) to be used as a revolving fund by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) witho...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3540Demand Letter Transparency Act of 2013 - Requires any entity that sends a specified number of demand letters during any 365-day period to submit to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with respect to each patent that was the subject in each...
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2014-01-09
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USSB1900Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 - States the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or nontariff barriers of that co...
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2014-01-09
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USHB3830Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 - States the overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States with respect to any agreement with a foreign country to reduce or eliminate existing tariffs or nontariff barriers of that co...
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2014-01-09
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USSB1013Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 - Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings: an identification of each patent and claim allegedly infringed as ...
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2013-12-17
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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USSB1612Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013 - Requires courts to award a prevailing party reasonable fees and other expenses, including attorney fees, incurred in connection with a civil action in which any party asserts a claim for relief arising under ...
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2013-12-17
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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USSB1720Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 - Directs a court to require a patentee who has filed a civil action for patent infringement to disclose to the court and to all adverse parties any persons, associations, corporations (including paren...
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2013-12-17
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
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USSB1816Amends trademark registration criteria under the Trademark Act of 1946 to specify that the United States, or any state, municipality, county, political subdivision, or other governmental authority in the United States, may register with the U.S. Pate...
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2013-12-12
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