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S. 2814: Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 7, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2814

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 7, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Grassley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act.

2.

Transferability of acceleration certificates

(a)

In general

A holder of an acceleration certificate issued pursuant to the Patents for Humanity Program (established in the notice entitled Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, published at 77 Fed. Reg. 6544 (February 8, 2012)), or any successor thereto, of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, may transfer (including by sale) the entitlement to such acceleration certificate to another person.

(b)

Requirement

An acceleration certificate transferred under subsection (a) shall be subject to any other applicable limitations under the notice entitled Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program, published at 77 Fed. Reg. 6544 (February 8, 2012), or any successor thereto.