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H.R. 6933 (96th): Government Patent Policy Act of 1980


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Bayh–Dole Act or Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act (Pub. L. 96-517, December 12, 1980) is United States legislation dealing with intellectual property arising from federal government-funded research. Sponsored by two senators, Birch Bayh of Indiana and Bob Dole of Kansas, the Act was adopted in 1980, is codified at 94 Stat. 3015, and in 35 U.S.C. § 200–212, and is implemented by 37 C.F.R. 401.

The key change made by Bayh–Dole was in ownership of inventions made with federal funding. Before the Bayh–Dole Act, federal research funding contracts and grants obligated inventors (wherever they worked) to assign inventions they made using federal funding to the federal government. Bayh–Dole permits a university, small business, or non-profit institution to elect to pursue ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Mar 26, 1980
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 12, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 12, 1980.

Law
Pub.L. 96-517
Sponsor

Robert Kastenmeier

Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district

Democrat

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History

Mar 26, 1980
 
Introduced

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Nov 17, 1980
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Nov 20, 1980
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 21, 1980
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 12, 1980
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6933 (96th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6933. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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