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Current Legislation
Key Bills in Congress
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
H.R. 3326 - 7/29/2015--Introduced.Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Specifically, the bill authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil action in a U.S. district court seeking relief for trade secret misappropriation related to a product or service in interstate or foreign commerce. It establishes remedies, such as an injunction and damages. The statute of limitation is set at five 149 (94 R, 55 D) -
Key Bills In The House
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1890 - 4/26/2016--Reported to House without amendment. (There are 3 other summaries)(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on January 28, 2016. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. A trade secret owner may file a civil action in a U.S. district court seeking relief for trade secret misappropri 60 (32 R, 1 I, 27 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3326 - 7/29/2015--Introduced.Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Specifically, the bill authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil action in a U.S. district court seeking relief for trade secret misappropriation related to a product or service in interstate or foreign commerce. It establishes remedies, such as an injunction and damages. The statute of limitation is set at five 149 (94 R, 55 D) Monitoring
House
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
H.R. 2045 - Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act 7 (6 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1896 - H.R. 1896, the Demand Letter Transparency Act of 2015 3 (1 R, 2 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1883 - To improve the process by which the Librarian of Congress considers requests for exemptions to section 1201(a)(1)(A) of title 17, United States Code, and to ease restrictions on the use of certain statutory exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1881 - 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. 10 (10 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1832 - Innovation Protection Act 23 (4 R, 19 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1791 - Grace Period Restoration Act 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1733 - Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 32 (5 R, 27 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1477 - Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 7 (1 R, 6 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1457 - Allocation for Music Producers Act 30 (6 R, 24 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1283 - Songwriter Equity Act of 2015 36 (11 R, 25 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1057 - Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act of 2015 23 (9 R, 14 D) Monitoring
H.R. 862 - You Own Devices Act (YODA) 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 849 - Grants a federal charter to the National Academy of Inventors 10 (4 R, 6 D) Monitoring
H.R. 684 - Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2015 29 (29 D) Monitoring
H.R. 238 - Copyright and Marriage Equality Act 31 (1 R, 30 D) Monitoring
H.R. 236 - Foreign Counterfeit Merchandise Prevention Act 4 (3 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 9 - Innovation Act 23 (13 R, 10 D) Monitoring
H. CON. RES. 17 - Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act 193 (146 R, 47 D) Monitoring
Senate
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 1137 - The PATENT Act 7 (4 R, 3 D) Monitoring
S. 990 - A bill to improve the process by which the Librarian of Congress considers requests for exemptions to section 1201(a)(1)(A) of title 17, United States Code, and to ease restrictions on the use of certain statutory exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 977 - 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. 2 (2 D) Monitoring
S. 926 - Grace Period Restoration Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 779 - Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 6 (2 R, 4 D) Monitoring
S. 662 - Songwriter Equity Act of 2015 5 (4 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 632 - STRONG Patents Act 5 (1 R, 4 D) Monitoring
S. 560 - Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2015 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 328 - A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of a flag, coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States, or any State or local government, and for other purposes 3 (1 R, 2 D) Monitoring
S. 131 - Fair And Immediate Release of Generic Drugs Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 23 - Copyright and Marriage Equality Act 8 (8 D) Monitoring
S.RES. 110 - A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate about a strategy for the Internet of Things to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment. 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
S. CON. RES. 4 - A concurrent resolution supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act 23 (18 R, 5 D) Monitoring
Bills Tracked in the 113th Congress
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 2919 - Copyright and Marriage Equality Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 2454 - Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 2321 - Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 4 (3 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 2267 - Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 2150 - Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 2146 - Patent Fee Integrity Act 4 (2 R, 2 D) We support this legislation
S. 2049 - Transparency in Assertion of Patents Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 2045 - 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. 2 (2 D) Monitoring
S. 1816 - A bill to amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of a flag, coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States, or any State or local government, and for other purposes. 3 (1 R, 2 D) Monitoring
S. 1770 - Future of American Innovation and Research Act of 2013 2 (1 R, 1 D) -
S. 1720 - Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 4 (1 R, 3 D) Monitoring
S. 1612 - Patent Litigation Integrity Act 1 (1 R) Monitoring
S. 1478 - PACES Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 1326 - Songwriters Tax Simplification Reauthorization Act 2 (2 R) Monitoring
S. 1111 - Cyber Economic Espionage Accountability Act 1 (1 R) Monitoring
S. 1013 - Patent Abuse Reduction Act of 2013 2 (2 R) Monitoring
S. 866 - A bill to make improvements to the transitional program covered business method patents, and for other purposes. 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 780 - PARTS Act 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 712 - A bill to allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferrable. 2 (2 D) Monitoring
S. 662 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2013 1 (1 R) Monitoring
S. 660 - A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to establish the position of Chief Innovation and Intellectual Property Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative to ensure the protection of United States innovation and intellectual property interests, and for other purposes. 1 (1 R) -
S. 647 - No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act 6 (4 R, 2 D) Monitoring
S. 627 - Medical Innovation Prize Fund Act 1 (1 I) Monitoring
S. 555 - Captioning and Image Narration to Enhance Movie Accessibility Act * Monitoring
S. 517 - A bill to promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes. 11 (4 R, 7 D) Monitoring
S. 504 - Fair And Immediate Release of Generic Drugs Act 6 (1 I, 5 D) -
S. 467 - A bill to allow consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices for interoperability purposes. 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 214 - A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market. 6 (1 R, 1 I, 4 D) Monitoring
H.R. 5617 - Copyright and Marriage Equality Act 29 (1 R, 28 D) Monitoring
H.R. 5586 - You Own Devices Act (YODA) 1 (1 R) Monitoring
H.R. 5108 - To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4772 - RESPECT Act 15 (7 R, 8 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4763 - Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act 9 (4 R, 5 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4287 - Independent Innovator and Repurposing Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4103 - 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. 12 (12 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4079 - Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 19 (6 R, 13 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3713 - To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for the registration of marks consisting of a flag, coat of arms, or other official insignia of the United States or of any State or local government, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3540 - Demand Letter Transparency Act of 2013 3 (1 R, 2 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3349 - Innovation Protection Act 16 (6 R, 10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 3309 - Innovation Act 14 (8 R, 6 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3219 - Free Market Royalty Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3091 - MODDERN Cures Act of 2013 14 (11 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2766 - Stopping the Offensive Use of Patents Act 5 (2 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2639 - To amend title 35, United States Code, to add procedural requirements for patent infringement suits, and for other purposes. 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2605 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for patent box profit from the use of United States patents. * Monitoring
H.R. 2582 - To end the application of sequestration to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes. 10 (10 D) We support this legislation
H.R. 2466 - Private Right of Action Against Theft of Trade Secrets Act of 2013 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2236 - To amend title 35, United States Code, to modify the definition of micro entity. 6 (3 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2024 - End Anonymous Patents Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1892 - 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. 6 (1 R, 5 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1663 - The PARTS Act 9 (4 R, 5 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1278 - To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 regarding the disparagement of Native American persons or peoples through marks that use the term "redskin", and for other purposes. 20 (1 R, 19 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1123 - To promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes. 9 (3 R, 6 D) Monitoring
H.R. 845 - Saving High-Tech Innovation from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act 6 (2 R, 4 D) Monitoring
H.R. 778 - No Stolen Trademarks Honored in America Act 16 (10 R, 6 D) Monitoring
H.R. 193 - Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2013 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 22 - Foreign Counterfeit Merchandise Prevention Act 14 (10 R, 4 D) Monitoring
H. CON. RES. 16 - Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act 166 (127 R, 39 D) -
Bills Tracked in the 112th Congress
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors  Position
S. 3652 - A bill to allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable. 2 (2 D) Monitoring
S. 3642 - Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012 1 (1 D) -
S. 3609 - Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012 1 (1 D) Monitoring
S. 3523 - Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 8 (2 R, 6 D) -
S. 3486 - Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 3 (2 R, 1 D) Monitoring
S. 2029 - Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act 3 (1 R, 2 D) Monitoring
S. 2008 - Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011 * Monitoring
S. 2000 - Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011 * Monitoring
S. 1886 - Prevent Trafficking in Counterfeit Drugs 9 (1 R, 8 D) Monitoring
S. 1866 - AGREE Act 10 (6 R, 4 D) Monitoring
S. 1830 - Protect American Innovation Act of 2011 1 (1 D) -
S. 1267 - Strengthening America's Trade Laws Act * Monitoring
S. 978 - Regarding Penalties for Illegal Streaming 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
S. 968 - Protect IP Act 25 (8 R, 17 D) -
S. 623 - the Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2011 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
S. 533 - The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act 3 (3 R) Monitoring
S. 319 - Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act of 2011 12 (3 R, 1 I, 8 D) Monitoring
S. 139 - Equal Access to Tax Planning Act 6 (3 R, 3 D) Monitoring
S. 27 - Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act 7 (2 R, 1 I, 4 D) Monitoring
S. 23 - America Invents Act 10 (2 R, 8 D) Monitoring
S.RES. 161 - Designating May 2011, as National Inventors Month 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
H.R. 6654 - To provide for the exchange of information related to trade enforcement, and for other purposes. 6 (3 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 6621 - To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code. 1 (1 R) Monitoring
H.R. 6480 - Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012 8 (3 R, 5 D) -
H.R. 6432 - To implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty. 3 (2 R, 1 D) -
H.R. 6353 - Manufacturing American Innovation Act of 2012 * Monitoring
H.R. 6245 - Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2012 4 (1 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 6215 - To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provisions relating to remedies for dilution. 1 (1 R) We support this legislation
H.R. 6029 - Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012 8 (5 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 6012 - Bill Related to Providing IP Owners Information on Imported Semiconductor Chip Products 21 (12 R, 9 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4332 - Generic Drug Application Review Fairness Act 4 (2 R, 2 D) Monitoring
H.R. 4216 - Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act 4 (2 R, 2 D) -
H.R. 3889 - PARTS Act 5 (4 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3782 - Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act 19 (6 R, 13 D) -
H.R. 3688 - Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3675 - Next Generation Television Marketplace Act 1 (1 R) Monitoring
H.R. 3668 - Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act 25 (18 R, 7 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3476 - American Growth, Recovery, Empowerment, and Entrepreneurship Act 3 (1 R, 2 D) -
H.R. 3468 - Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011 2 (1 R, 1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 3375 - Intellectual Property Rights in China 1 (1 R) Monitoring
H.R. 2933 - Sound Recording Simplification Act 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2511 - Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act 12 (3 R, 9 D) Monitoring
H.R. 2276 - Study on Gene Patents 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 1249 - The America Invents Act 5 (5 R) Monitoring
H.R. 1056 - The Patent Continuing Disclosure Act 4 (2 R, 2 D) Monitoring
H.R. 966 - the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011 2 (2 R) Monitoring
H.R. 516 - The Bring Jobs Back to America Act 6 (3 R, 3 D) Monitoring
H.R. 307 - The Seed Availability and Competition Act of 2011 1 (1 D) Monitoring
H.R. 243 - The Patent Lawsuit Reform Act of 2011 1 (1 R) Monitoring
H. CON. RES. 42 - the Creativity and Innovation Resolution 2 (1 R, 1 D) -

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