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House of Representatives 112th Congress Bills

H.R. 6480 — Internet Fairness Radio Act (Rep. Chaffetz, R-UT; introduced on 09/21/2012; referred to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet).

H.R. 6353 — The Manufacturing American Innovation Act. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for patent box profit from the use of United States patents. (Rep. Schwartz, D-PA; introduced 08/02/12; referred to the Committee on Ways and Means).

 H.R. 6245 — Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2012. A bill to amend chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, to provide for the recovery of computer hardware and software patent litigation costs in cases where the court finds the claimant did not have a reasonable likelihood of succeeding. (Rep. DeFazio, D-OR; introduced 08/01/12; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; referred to Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet 08/14/12).

H.R. 6215 — Trademark Dilution Technical Correction Bill. A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution. (Rep. Smith, R-TX; introduced 07/26/12; reported out of the Committee on the Judiciary on 08/01/12; became Public Law No: 112-190).

H.R. 6029 — Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012. A bill to enhance incarceration and monetary penalties for engaging in acts of foreign economic espionage. (Rep. Smith, R-TX; introduced 06/27/12; reported out of the Committee on the Judiciary on 07/19/12, passed by House on 08/01/12; received in Senate; read twice; placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Order Calendar No. 493).

H.R. 6012 — Customs Redaction Bill for Semiconductor Chips. A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide to owners of certain intellectual property rights information on, and unredacted samples and images of, semiconductor chip products suspected of being imported in violation of the rights of the owner of a registered mark . . . (Rep. McCaul, R-TX; introduced 06/21/12; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; referred to Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet 07/11/12).

H.R. 4216 — Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act. A bill to provide for the exchange of information related to trade enforcement. (Rep. Poe, R-TX; introduced 3/20/12; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 3/28/2012; Subcommittee Hearings Held).

H.R. 3995 — Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2012. A bill to “prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market” (Rep. Rush, D-IL; introduced 2/9/12; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Energy and Commerce; 2/16/12; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet).

H.R. 3889 — Promoting Automative Repair, Trade, and Sales Act (PARTS Act). A bill to amend Title 35, United States Code, to provide for an exception from infringement for certain component parts of motor vehicles. (Rep. Issa, R-CA, Rep. Lofgren, D-CA; introduced 02/02/12; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 2/16/12; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet; Subcommittee hearings held 08/01/12).

H.R. 3782 — Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (OPEN Act). A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to address unfair trade practices relating to infringement of copyrights and trademarks by certain Internet sites, and for other purposes. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 1/18/12; referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on the Judiciary; 1/25/12; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet).

H.R. 3699 — Research Works Act. A bill to ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewed research works by the private sector. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 12/16/2011; referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform).

H.R. 3468 — Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011. A bill to prevent trafficking in counterfeit drugs. (Rep. Meehan, R-PA; introduced 11/17/11; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 12/2/11; referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security).

H.R. 3375 — Imposing Duties on China for IP Piracy. A bill to direct the President to impose duties on merchandise from China in an amount equivalent to the estimated annual loss of revenue to holders of the United States intellectual property rights as a result of violations of such intellectual property rights in China. (Rep. King, R-IA; introduced 11/4/11; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 11/4/11; referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means; referred to Subcommittee on Trade 11/10/11).

H.R. 3261 — Stop Online Piracy Act. A bill to promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes. (Rep. Smith, R-TX; introduced 10/26/11; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 12/16/11; Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held).

H.R. 3010 — Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011. A bill to reform the federal regulatory process. (Rep. Smith, R-TX; introduced 9/22/2011; discharged by the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law 10/27/11; 12/5/11; received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs).

H. Con. Res. 127 — Expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived. (Rep. Bono Mack, R-CA; introduced 5/20/2012; referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; 6/29/2012, placed on the House calendar; received in Senate and referred to Committee on Foreign Relations 09/10/12).

H. Con. Res. 42 — The Creativity and Innovation Resolution. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 4/14/2011; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 8/25/11; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet).

H.R. 1249 — America Invents Act. A bill to amend title 35 USC, to provide for patent reform. (Rep. Smith, R-TX; introduced 3/30/2011; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on the Budget; reported out of the Judiciary Committee on 6/1/2011; Became Public Law No: 112-29 on 9/16/2011).

H.R. 1166 — No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act. A bill to modify the prohibition on recognition by United States courts of certain rights relating to certain marks, trade names, or commercial names. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 3/17/11; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 6/1/11; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet).

H.R. 1056 — Patent Continuing Disclosure Act. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 3/14/2011; referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; 3/21/2011; referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet).

H.R. 768 — Soldiers Targeted by Offensive Profiteering Act of 2011 (STOP Act). A bill which would create a federal right of publicity for U.S. military persons. The legislation would amend 10 U.S.C §988 to prohibit the unauthorized commercial use of the name or image of a current or former, living or dead, member of the military. If enacted, the legislation would give the Office of the U.S. Attorney General authority to bring a civil action against violators of the provision in federal court to seek injunctive relief. (Rep. Boren, D-OK; introduced 2/17/11; referred to the House Committee on Armed Services; 3/3/11; referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel).

H.R. 741 — Fair Prescription Drug Competition Act. A bill which seeks to prohibit brand-name drug companies from marketing their own generic drugs for a 180-day period. (Rep. Emerson, D-MO; introduced 2/16/2011; referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; 2/28/2011; referred to the Subcommittee on Health).

H.R. 592 — Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2011 To amend chapter 111 of title 28 USC, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, disclosures of discovery information in civil actions, and for other purposes. (Rep. Nadler, D-NY; introduced 2/9/2011; referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law 2/14/2011).

H.R. 307 — Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2011. A bill to allow any person planting patented seeds or seeds derived from patented seeds to retain and replant such seeds, so long as that person registers the type and quantity of seed with the Secretary of Agriculture and pays a fee. (Rep. Kaptur, D-OH; introduced 1/18/2011; referred to the Committees on Agriculture and Ways and Means).

H.R. 243 — Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011. A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the penalty for false marking, limiting false patent marking suits to plaintiffs suffering competitive injury caused by a violation. (Rep. Latta, R-OH; introduced 1/7/2011; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).