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List of intellectual property legislation proposed in the United States Congress

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This is a list of proposed legislation currently or formerly pending in either house of the United States Congress that would change intellectual property laws in the United States if enacted. Bills still pending as of the end of a Congress were not passed but may be reintroduced in subsequent Congresses.

Contents

111th Congress

  • Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, H.R. 801, introduced February 3, 2009
  • Performance Rights Act, H.R. 848, introduced February 4, 2009
  • Four Corners Television Access Act of 2009, H.R. 1860, introduced April 1, 2009
  • Design Piracy Prohibition Act, H.R. 2196, introduced April 30, 2009
  • Webcast Settler Act of 2009, H.R. 2344, introduced May 12, 2009
  • Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act, H.R. 2994, introduced June 23, 2009
  • Local Television Freedom Act of 2009, H.R. 3216, introduced July 14, 2009
  • Trade Enforcement Act of 2009, S. 1466, introduced July 16, 2009
  • Customs Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2009, S. 1631, introduced August 6, 2009
  • Secure Federal File Sharing Act, H.R. 4098, introduced November 17, 2009
  • Open College Textbook Act of 2010, H.R. 4575, introduced February 2, 2010
  • Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, S. 3728, introduced August 5, 2010
  • Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, S. 3804, introduced September 20, 2010
  • 110th Congress

  • Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2007 (PERFORM Act), S. 256, introduced January 11, 2007
  • Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing United States Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 (FAIR USE Act) H.R. 1201, introduced February 27, 2007
  • Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2007, H.R. 3155, introduced July 34, 2007
  • Performance Rights Act, S. 2500, introduced December 18, 2007
  • Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 (Orphan Works Act), S. 2913, introduced April 24, 2008
  • Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, H.R. 6845, introduced September 9, 2008
  • International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act of 2008, S. 3464, introduced September 10, 2008
  • 109th Congress

  • Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act, H.R. 4861, introduced March 2, 2006.
  • Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations Act of 2003 (BALANCE Act), H.R. 1066 (108th Congress), introduced March 4, 2003; reintroduced as H.R. 4536 (109th Congress), December 14, 2005.
  • Consumer Access to Information Act of 2004, H.R. 3872, introduced March 2, 2004.
  • Copyright Modernization Act of 2006, H.R. 6052, introduced September 12, 2006.
  • Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act, H.R. 3261, introduced October 8, 2003.
  • Design Piracy Prohibition Act, H.R. 5055, introduced March 30, 2006.
  • Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act, H.R. 107, introduced January 7, 2003; reintroduced as H.R. 1201, March 9, 2005.
  • Digital Transition Content Security Act, H.R. 4569, introduced December 16, 2005.
  • Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act, S. 2560, introduced June 22, 2004.
  • Informatics Act, H.R. 4208, introduced November 2, 2005.
  • Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2006, H.R. 5921, introduced July 27, 2006.
  • Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act, H.R. 2955, June 16, 2005.
  • Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act, S. 1984, November 9, 2005.
  • Life-saving Medicines Export Act, S. 3175, introduced May 25, 2006.
  • Orphan Works Act, H.R. 5439, introduced May 22, 2006.
  • Patent Reform Act of 2005, H.R. 2795, introduced June 8, 2005.
  • Patent Reform Act of 2006, S. 3818, introduced August 3, 2006.
  • Patents Depend on Quality Act, H.R. 5096, introduced April 5, 2006.
  • Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act (PERFORM Act), S. 2644, introduced April 25, 2006; House counterpart, H.R. 5361, introduced May 11, 2006.
  • Public Domain Enhancement Act, H.R. 2601 (108th Congress), introduced June 25, 2003; reintroduced as H.R. 2408 (109th Congress), May 17, 2005.
  • Public Health Emergency Medicines Act, H.R. 4131, introduced October 25, 2005.
  • Project Bioshield II Act, S. 975, April 29, 2005.
  • Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004 ("PIRATE Act"), S. 2237, introduced March 25, 2004; passed Senate, June 25, 2004; referred to House, August 4, 2004.
  • Section 115 Reform Act, H.R. 5553, introduced June 8, 2006.
  • To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges, H.R. 5418, introduced May 18, 2006.
  • United States Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act, H.R. 2791, introduced June 8, 2005.
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