S. 1402: Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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May 20, 2015


Passed Senate on May 26, 2016

This bill passed in the Senate on May 26, 2016 and goes to the House next for consideration.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: May 27, 2016
Length: 2 pages


2% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)


May 20, 2015

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May 26, 2016
Passed Senate

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

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1402 is 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.

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