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S. 758 (102nd): Patent and Plant Variety Protection Remedy Clarification Act

A bill to clarify that States, instrumentalities of States, and officers and employees of States acting in their official capacity, are subject to suit in Federal court by any person for infringement of patents and plant variety protections, and that all the remedies can be obtained in such suit that can be obtained in a suit against a private entity.

Sponsor and status


Mar 21, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 28, 1992

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 28, 1992.


Pub.L. 102-560


Dennis DeConcini

Senator for Arizona



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Last Updated: Oct 28, 1992


Mar 21, 1991

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Feb 6, 1992
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 1992
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 1992
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 28, 1992
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 758 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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