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S. 791: Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Gary Peters

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Mar 30, 2017


Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 18, 2018

This bill passed in the Senate on July 18, 2018 and goes to the House next for consideration.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Sep 21, 2018 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.


55% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 30, 2017

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Mar 14, 2018
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Jul 18, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

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Sep 21, 2018
On House Schedule

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S. 791 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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