H.R. 2235 (104th): Prior Domestic Commercial Use Act of 1995


Aug 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 4, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carlos Moorhead

Representative for California's 27th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 4, 1995
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Full Title

To amend title 35, United States Code, to afford a personal defense to infringement based on the commercialization of an invention in the United States prior to the filing date of a patent claiming the same invention.

Summary (CRS)

8/4/1995--Introduced.Prior Domestic Commercial Use Act of 1995 - Amends the Federal judicial code to create a defense to patent infringement with respect to any subject matter the manufacture, use, sale, ... Read more >

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Aug 4, 1995

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H.R. 3460 (Related)
Moorhead-Schroeder Patent Reform Act

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Last Action: Jun 11, 1996

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