Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 16, 2011
Last Action: Signed by President.
Explanation: This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 16, 2011.
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Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 8, 2011 but was never passed by the House.
Senior Senator from Vermont
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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2011
Length: 118 pages
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 23”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Sep 16, 2011
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011
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“S. 23 — 112th Congress: America Invents Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. February 12, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s23>
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