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H.R. 3991: Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act of 2019

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To amend title 35, United States Code, to clarify and improve the process for subsection (k) applicants to resolve patent infringement claims for biological products (commonly known as the "patent dance"), and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Henry “Hank” Johnson Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Jul 25, 2019
Status

Ordered Reported on Nov 21, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 21, 2019.

Prognosis
17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Bipartisan House Bill Seeks to Amend Patent Dance With Limit On Some Types of Patents
    — Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2019

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 3991, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act of 2019
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Nov 20, 2019

Reschenthaler Supports Legislation to Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable
    — Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA14] on Nov 21, 2019

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History

Jul 25, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 20, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Nov 21, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 3991 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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