WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2016) — Dan Risley, president of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), is scheduled to testify before a congressional subcommittee Feb. 2 on a bill that would absolve replacement parts manufacturers of patent infringement charges in certain cases.
Mr. Risley is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet in a hearing starting at approximately 2 p.m., according to the ASA.
H.R. 1057 is also known as the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act of 2015.
The bill would declare that aftermarket exterior auto parts designed to restore a vehicle to its original appearance, or sold more than 30 months after the component part in question was first offered for sale, do not infringe on design patents.
The hearing will take place at 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.
To watch the hearing live, visit the Judiciary Committee's website.