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Senate Judiciary Revives Intellectual Property Panel

Feb. 7, 2019, 10:24 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee has reinstated its subcommittee dedicated to addressing intellectual property issues facing U.S. innovators.

Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) will sit atop the Senate Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee as chairman and ranking member, respectively, Tillis said in a Feb. 7 statement.

The subcommittee could bring a renewed focus on intellectual property issues to the Senate. Its jurisdiction includes the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Copyright Office, and federal government functions related to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

The revived panel “will create a bit more bandwidth on the Senate side ...