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H.R. 5108 (113th): To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 15, 2014 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5108

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Chabot) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.

1.

USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program

(a)

Establishment

The Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as implemented by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is established as a program entitled the Law School Clinic Certification Program . The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (in this section referred to as the Director) may establish regulations and procedures for application to and participation in the program, which shall be available to accredited law schools. The Law School Clinic Certification Program shall be in effect for the 10-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b)

Report on the program

The Director shall, not later than the last day of the 2-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, submit to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the Law School Clinic Certification Program, describing the number of law schools and law students participating in the program, the work done through the program, the benefits of the program, and any recommendations of the Director for modifications to the program.