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

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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

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 it did not receive a vote.


Birch Bayh

Senator for Indiana




Jun 27, 1980

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S. 2892 (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 S. 2892. 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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