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IP Legislation in the 113th Congress

The table below delineates the key bills of the 113th Congress and their status as they work their way through the system.  The House Bills are in the top table and the Senate Bills are immediately below the House Bills.

House of Representatives

 
Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status​/Comments
H.R. 1123 - Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, See S. 517

​Subcommittee Hearing 6/6/13;
Judiciary Committee Markup 7/31/13;
Approved, as amended, by voice vote 7/31/13.
​Passed the House, as amended, 2/25/14.                                
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H.R. 3309 - the Innovation Act
​Full Judiciary Committee Hearing 10/29/13; Judiciary Committe Markup 11/20/13;
Approved, as amended, 11/20/13; Committee Report.

​Passed the House, as amended, 12/5/13.
AIPLA Positions Chart as of 11/15/13;  AIPLA Briefing Sheet as of 11/15/13
H.R. ____ - Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014 ​Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Hearing 5/22/14; Subcommittee Markup 7/7-7/10/14, Approved, as amended
H.R. 5036/H.R. 4572​/H.R. 5728 - Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014 ​Judiciary Committee Markup of H.R. 5036 7/10/14, Approved by voice vote.
​H.R. 4572 Passed the House, as amended, 7/22/14;
H.R. 5728
Agreed toby voice vote 11/19/14.
H.R. 5728 passed by unanimous consent 11/20/14. ​H.R. 5728 became Public Law 113-200 on December 4, 2014. 
H.R. 5108 - To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.
Judiciary Committee Markup 9/10/14,  Approved, as amended, by voice vote. Passed the House, 9/15/14 Passed by unanimous consent 12/4/14 Passed by unanimous consent 12/4/14 Became Public Law 113-227 on December 14, 2014.
H.R. 5233 - Trade Secrets Protection Act ​Judiciary Committee Markip 9/17/2014, Approved, as amended.
AIPLA Letter 9/9/2014

 

Senate

 
Introduced Bill​ House Committee​ Full House​ Senate Committee​ Full Senate​ Current Status
S. 1720 - Patent Transparency and Improvements Act
Full Judiciary Committee Hearing, 12/17/13; AIPLA Testimony.
S. 2049 - Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Hearing on 11/7/14.
S. 2267 - Defend Trade Secrets Act ​Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Hearing 5/13/14.
S. 2454 - Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014, See H.R. 5728 ​Approved as amended 6/26/14.
S. 517 - Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act ​Passed House, by voice vote 7/25/14. Judiciary Committee Markup 7/10/14, Approved, as amended, by voice vote. ​Passed the Senate, as amended, 7/15/14 ​Became Public Law 113-144, August 1, 2014

 

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