IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 7, 2019
Mr. Leahy (for himself and Mr. Grassley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable.
This Act may be cited as the
Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act.
Transferability of acceleration certificates
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.
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.