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Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

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 independent, quasi-judicial federal agency to provide non-partisan counsel to the legislative and executive branches of the government. 

Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – 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)

Nov 3, 2015 Press Release

“The growth of the United States economy relies on the expansion of the global digital economy and efficient cross-border data flow.

“According to the U.S. International Trade Commission, digital trade increased U.S. average wages by nearly 5 percent and spurred the creation of about 2.4 million full time positions in 2011.  That same year, digital trade also increased our Nation’s annual Gross Domestic Product by 4.8 percent.

“As we hear from today’s witnesses, I would like for us to consider the following points.

Jul 27, 2015 Press Release

Tuesday, July 28

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and

                         Investigations Committee on the Judiciary

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing on: America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic


Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

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

Jun 15, 2015 Press Release


2:00 p.m.        Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Hearing on: H.R. __, the “Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2015”


·         Ms. Deborah Garza, Esq., Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

·         Mr. David A. Clanton, Esq., Senior Counsel, Blake & McKenzie LLP

May 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The following is the House Judiciary Committee’s schedule for the week May 11th - May 15th. 


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


Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and  Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), along with United States Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation to restore the effective one-year protection, known as the “grace period,” for inventors who publicly disclose discoveries prior to filing a patent application on those discoveries.