S. 2255 (94th): Patent Act

A bill for the general revision of the Patent Laws, title 35 of the United States Code.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jul 31, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 26, 1976 but was never passed by the House.


John McClellan

Senator from Arkansas



Jul 31, 1975

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Feb 24, 1976
Reported by Committee

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Feb 26, 1976
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

S. 2255 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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