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S. 791 (115th): Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017


About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 791 directs the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to develop partnership agreements to leverage existing outreach programs to educate more small businesses on domestic and international patent protections. Specifically, these partnership agreements will provide for developing high-quality training for small businesses related to intellectual property, leveraging training materials already developed for the education of investors and small businesses, and participating in nongovernmental organizations. Additionally, the agreements shall provide training through electronic resources and physical locations, including a small business development center.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global …

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 30, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 2018.

Law
Pub.L. 115-259
Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

Source

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2655: Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 10, 2018. 69% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Mar 30, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 14, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 18, 2018
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Sep 25, 2018
 
Passed House

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Oct 9, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 19, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

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S. 791 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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