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Leahy Takes Senate Judiciary Intellectual Property Panel Gavel

Feb. 14, 2021, 9:09 PM

Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy will lead the Senate Judiciary Intellectual Property Subcommittee in the 117th Congress, the leaders of the full committee announced Sunday.

Leahy was the lead Senate author of the America Invents Act. The subcommittee oversees the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who was the ranking member of the IP subcommittee in the last Congress, was named chair of the committee’s Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who chaired the IP subcommittee in the last Congress, is now its ranking member. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) was named ranking member...

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