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

Jun 27, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

H.R. 7952 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Aug 19, 1980

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

Jun 27, 1980
Birch Bayh
Senator from Indiana
Related Bills
H.R. 7952 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 19, 1980

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.


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4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)

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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 devices, any of which are subject to certain nonpatent regulatory review periods.
Sets forth the terms and conditions of such extension, including a seven year limitation.
Directs the Commissioner of Patents to issue a certificate of extension stating the fact and length of the extension and identifying the product or device and the use and the claim to which such extension is applicable.
Makes such certificate a part of the original patent.
Authorizes the Commissioner to revoke such extension if the person subject to the regulatory review period is convicted of a criminal violation for submitting false or misleading data in support of such application.

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