Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House without amendment (12/05/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Allows the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to waive statutory provisions governing the filing, processing, renewal, and maintenance of patents, trademark registrations, and applications for patents or registrations to the extent necessary to protect the rights and privileges of applicants and other persons affected by an emergency or a major disaster. Disallows judicial review of any decision not to exercise such waiver authority.