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Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today delivered the following remarks during the Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law Subcommittee hearing on “Recent Trends in International Antitrust Enforcement.”

Ranking Member Conyers: 

Today’s hearing presents an important opportunity to consider international antitrust enforcement. 

Jun 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – 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:

Jun 11, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON - 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 we should be supporting.

May 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – 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:

Apr 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – 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 Office (USPTO) to retain all of the user-based fees paid by patent and trademark applicants and use the fees to support certain services.

Oct 29, 2013 Hearing

Opening Statements

Statement of Rep. John Conyers, Jr.
Hearing on H.R. "Innovation Act" (H.R. 3309)
October 29, 2013, 10 AM
2141 Rayburn Building

Oct 28, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – 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.

May 28, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – 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 Congressman Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, issued the following statement:

May 23, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – 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 Congressman Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, issued the following statement:

Mar 8, 2013 Press Release

(WASHINGTON)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 Judiciary Committees will work together to find a solution that would restore consumers ability to unlock their cell phones,  in