S. 1402: Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act


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


32% chance of being enacted (details)

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Full Title

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

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May 20, 2015

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May 26, 2016
Passed Senate

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Passed House

Signed by the President

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