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House of Representatives 113th Congress Bills

H.R. 22 — Foreign Counterfeit Merchandise Prevention Act (Rep. Poe, R-TX; introduced on 01/03/2013; referred to House Judiciary Committee).

H.R. 193 — Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2013 (Rep. Kaptur, D-OH; introduced 01/04/2013; referred to House Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Ways and Means).

H.R. 708 — Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013 A bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency (Rep. Doyle, D-PA; introduced on 02/14/2013; referred to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform).

H.R. 778 — No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act A bill to amend a statute that denies protection to the trademarks of businesses seized by the Cuban government. (Rep. Issa, R-CA; introduced 2/15/13; read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary).

H.R. 845 — Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act A bill to amend chapter 29 of title 35, United States Code, to provide for the recovery of patent litigation costs, and for other purposes. (Rep. DeFazio, D-OR; introduced 02/27/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1123 — Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act A bill to restore an exemption to the copyright statute and reestablish the Library of Congress’s former copyright rule permitting cell phone unlocking. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; introduced 03/13/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1278 — Non-Disparagement on Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013 A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 regarding the disparagement of Native American persons or peoples through marks that use the term “redskin.” (Rep. Faleomavaega, D-American Samoa; introduced 03/21/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1663 — Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales 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; introduced 4/23/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1892 — Unlocking Technology Act A bill to amend section 1201 of title 17, United States Code, to require the infringement of a copyright for a violation of such section, and for other purposes. (Rep. Lofgren, D-CA; introduced 5/8/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Ways and Means).

H.R. 2024 — End Anonymous Patents Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents. (Rep. Deutch, D-FL; introduced 5/16/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. ____ — Abusive Patent Litigation Discussion Draft A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the LeahySmith America Invents Act to make improvements and  technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; discussion draft introduced 5/23/2013).

H.R. 2236 — Promoting Startup Innovation Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the definition of micro entity. (Rep. Chabot, R-OH; introduced 6/4/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2466Private Right of Action Against Theft of Trade Secrets Act A bill to amend title 18, United States Code to provide for strengthened protections against theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes. (Rep. Lofgren; D-CA; introduced 6/20/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2582Patents and Trademarks Encourage New Technology Jobs Act A bill to end the application of sequestration to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. (Rep. Honda; D-CA; introduced 6/28/2013; referred to the Committee on the Budget).

H.R. 2605 — Manufacturing Innovation in America 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 6/28/2013; referred to the Committee on Ways and Means).

H.R. 2639Patent Litigation and Innovation Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits, and for other purposes. (Rep. Jeffries; D-NY; introduced 7/10/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2766 Stopping Offensive Use of Patents Act A bill to make improvements to the transitional program for covered business method patents, and for other purposes. (Rep. Issa; R-CA; introduced 7/22/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 3167 Playing Fair on Trade and Innovation Act A bill to amend the bases for ineligibility for designation of countries as beneficiary developing countries under title V of the Trade Act of 1974, and for other purposes. (Rep. Terry; R-NE; introduced 9/20/2013; referred to the Committee on Ways and Means).

H.R. ____2nd Abusive Patent Litigation Discussion Draft A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; discussion draft introduced 09/23/2013).

H.R. 3309Innovation Act A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes. (Rep. Goodlatte, R-VA; introduced 10/23/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; passed by the House of Representatives 12/05/2013).

H.R. 3349Innovation Protection Act A bill to provide permanent funding for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. (Rep. Conyers, D-MI; introduced 10/28/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 3540Demand Letter Transparency Act A bill to amend chapter 26 of title 35, United States Code, to require the disclosure of information related to patent ownership, and for other purposes. (Rep. Polis, D-CO; introduced 11/19/2013; referred to the Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Energy and Commerce).

H.R. 3736Protect Advanced Communications for Emergency Services Act A bill to provide that certain uses of a patent or copyright in compliance with an order of the Federal Communications Commission for emergency communications services shall be construed as use or manufacture for the United States. (Rep. DeGette, D-CO; introduced 12/12/2013; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet).

H.R. 4103 — American Royalties Too Act A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to secure the rights of visual artists to copyright, to provide for resale royalties, and for other purposes. (Rep. Nadler, D-NY; introduced 02/26/2014; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet).

H.R. 5233Trade Secrets Protection Act A bill to amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes. (Rep. Holding, R- NC; introduced 07/29/2014; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; 09/17/2014 ordered to be reported by voice vote).