S. 2892 (96th): Patent Term Restoration Act of 1980


Jun 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 27, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Birch Bayh

Senator from Indiana


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the patent law to restore the term of patent grant for the period of time that non-patent regulatory requirements prevent the marketing of a patented product.

Summary (CRS)

6/27/1980--Introduced.Patent Term Restoration Act of 1980 - Amends the patent law to extend the terms of patents which encompass specified chemical products, processes for use of a chemical product, or ... Read more >

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Jun 27, 1980

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2892”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
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H.R. 7952 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 19, 1980

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