Text: H.R.2674 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/20/1995)

 
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 2674 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 2674

   To modify the application of the antitrust laws to encourage the 
       licensing and other use of certain intellectual property.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 20, 1995

Mr. Hyde (for himself, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Gekas, Mr. 
Coble, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Canady of Florida, Mr. Bono, Mr. Bryant 
of Tennessee, and Ms. Lofgren) introduced the following bill; which was 
               referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
   To modify the application of the antitrust laws to encourage the 
       licensing and other use of certain intellectual property.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Intellectual Property Antitrust 
Protection Act of 1995''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF MARKET POWER PRESUMPTION.

    In any action in which the conduct of an owner, licensor, licensee, 
or other holder of an intellectual property right is alleged to be in 
violation of the antitrust laws in connection with the marketing or 
distribution of a product or service protected by such a right, such 
right shall not be presumed to define a market, to establish market 
power (including economic power and product uniqueness or 
distinctiveness), or to establish monopoly power.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    For purposes of this Act--
            (1) the term ``antitrust laws''--
                    (A) has the meaning given it in subsection (a) of 
                the first section of the Clayton Act (15 U.S.C. 12(a)), 
                except that such term includes section 5 of the Federal 
                Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45) to the extent such 
                section applies to unfair methods of competition; and
                    (B) includes any State law similar to the laws 
                referred to in subparagraph (A); and
            (2) the term ``intellectual property right'' means a right, 
        title, or interest--
                    (A) in subject matter patented under title 35, 
                United States Code; or
                    (B) in a work, including a mask work, protected 
                under title 17, United States Code.
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