H.R.5322 - Patent and Trademark Office Funding Stabilization Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 05/18/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/18/2010 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5322 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/18/2010)
Patent and Trademark Office Funding Stabilization Act of 2010 - Authorizes the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Director) to set or adjust patent and trademark fees in order to recover costs, including administrative costs, for patent and trademark processing, activities, services, and materials.
Reduces such fees for micro and small entities.
Terminates the Director's authority to establish and adjust fees upon the expiration of the 10-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act.
Makes, as of October 1, 2011, funds for the United States Patent and Trademark Office available until expended.
Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund.
Revises patent service fees.
Establishes a 15% patent fee surcharge through September 30, 2011.