Subject Intellectual property | Current

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USSB1468Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 - Amends the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Institute (NIST) a Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program. ...
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2014-04-09
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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USSB2180STAGE Act
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2014-03-27
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USSB2150Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act
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2014-03-24
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USHB4287Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act
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2014-03-24
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USHB4279United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act
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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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USHB4186FIRST Act of 2014
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2014-03-13
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
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USSB2129Accelerating Technology Transfer to Advance Innovation for the Nation Act of 2014
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2014-03-13
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USSB2146Patent Fee Integrity Act
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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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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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2014-03-11
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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.
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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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USHB3309Innovation Act - (Sec. 3) Directs a party alleging infringement in a civil action involving a claim for relief arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents to include in the court pleadings, unless the information is not reasonably accessibl...
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2013-12-09
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USHB1848Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a final rule to advance the safety and continued development of small airplanes by reorganizing the certification requirements...
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2013-11-27
Became Public Law No: 113-53.
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USHB3363Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a final rule to advance the safety and continued development of small airplanes by reorganizing the certification requirements...
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2013-10-30
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USSR275Honors U.S. inventors and entrepreneurs who have taken the initiative to advance technology and productivity in the United States. Designates October 29, 2013, as National Technological Innovation Day. Encourages youth and individuals of the United ...
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2013-10-28
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7581; text as passed Senate: CR S7580)
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USHB3091Modernizing 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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2013-10-15
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USHB3219Free Market Royalty Act - Amends federal copyright law to provide a public performance right for all audio transmissions of sound recordings, thereby extending such right to require terrestrial AM/FM broadcast radio stations to pay royalties for non-...
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2013-10-15
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USHB2674Job Creation Act of 2013 - Title I: Trade - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) Congress should continue to work with the Administration to expand trading markets, (2) the future growth of the U.S. economy requires this pro-growth strategy, (3)...
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2013-09-24
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USHB3167Playing Fair on Trade and Innovation Act - Amends the Trade Act of 1974 to revise Generalized System of Preferences Program eligibility requirements. Prohibits the President from designating a country a beneficiary developing country in order for its...
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2013-09-20
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USSB1072Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a final rule to advance the safety and continued development of small airplanes by reorganizing the certification requirements...
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2013-09-17
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 187.
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USHB3117Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act of 2013 - Directs the President, through the Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, to establish an integrated, five-year Global HIV/AIDS-Free Generation Strategy to expand eff...
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2013-09-17
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USHB2639Patent Litigation and Innovation 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 inf...
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2013-09-13
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USHB2766Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents Act or the STOP Act - Amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to remove the eight-year sunset provision with respect to the transitional post-grant review program available to review the validity of covered bu...
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2013-09-13
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USSB1478Protect 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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2013-08-01
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USHB2754Collectible Coin Protection Act - Amends the Hobby Protection Act to make it a violation of such Act for a person to provide substantial assistance or support to any manufacturer, importer, or seller if that person knows or should have known that suc...
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2013-07-31
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USSB1317National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2016 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Authorizes programs, activities, and reports respecting NASA, includin...
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2013-07-30
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
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USSB214Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act - Amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to initiate a proceeding against parties to any agreement resolving or settling, on a final or interim basis, a paten...
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2013-07-23
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Hearings held.
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USHB2731Songwriters Tax Simplification Reauthorization Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax deduction for depreciation, to make permanent the taxpayer election to amortize over a five-year period expenses incurred in creating or ac...
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2013-07-18
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USSB1326Songwriters Tax Simplification Reauthorization Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax deduction for depreciation, to make permanent the taxpayer election to amortize over a five-year period expenses incurred in creating or ac...
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2013-07-18
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USSB1329Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, for science-related programs, and related agencies. Sets forth requirements, restrictions, and li...
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2013-07-18
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 141.
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USHB2281Cyber Economic Espionage Accountability Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: cyber economic espionage should be a priority issue in all economic and diplomatic discussions with the People's Republic of China, including during all meetings of ...
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2013-07-15
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USHB2236Promoting Startup Innovation Act - Amends federal patent law to modify the definition of "micro entity" (certain small entities eligible for reduced patent fees) to require applicants to certify that they: (1) have not been named as an inve...
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2013-07-15
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