S. 3652 (112th): Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act of 2012

Introduced:
Dec 04, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Senior Senator from Vermont
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 04, 2012
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
S. 712 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 11, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 4, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 04, 2012
Referred to Committee Dec 04, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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12/4/2012--Introduced.
Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act of 2012 - Allows the holder or successor of an acceleration certificate issued pursuant to the Patents for Humanity Program (a pilot awards program established by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] entitling awardees to accelerate certain USPTO proceedings for patented technologies addressing humanitarian needs among an impoverished population or for further research on humanitarian technologies) to transfer, including by sale, the entitlement to such certificate to another person.

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