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House of Representatives 114th Congress Bills

H.R. 9 — Innovation 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 2/5/2015; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 862You Own Devices Act A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide that the first sale doctrine applies to any computer program that enables a machine or other product to operate. (Rep. Farenthold, R-TX; introduced 2/11/15; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1057PARTS 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. Isaa, R-CA; introduced 2/25/2015; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; hearing held 2/2/2016).

H.R. 1733 Fair Play Fair Pay Act A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide fair treatment of radio stations and artists for the use of sound recordings, and for other purposes. (Rep. Nadler, D-NY; introduced 4/13/15; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1791 — Grace Period Restoration Act A bill to amend the patent law to promote basic research, to stimulate publication of scientific documents, to encourage collaboration in scientific endeavors, to improve the transfer of technology to the private sector, and for other purposes. (Rep. Sensenbrenner, R-WI; introduced 4/15/15; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 1832Innovation Protection Act A bill to provide for the permanent funding of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. (Rep. Conyers, D-MI; introduced 4/16/15).

H.R. 1890 — The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes. (Rep. Ryan, R-WI; introduced 4/16/15; referred to the Committee on Ways and Means).

H.R. 1896The Demand 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 4/20/15; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary).

H.R. 2045Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act A bill to provide that certain bad faith communications in connection with the assertion of a United States patent are unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and for other purposes. (Rep. Burgess, R-TX; introduced 4/28/15; referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; reported out of committee 4/29/15).

H.R. 3326Defend Trade Secrets 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. Collins, R-GA; introduced 7/29/15).