Summary: H.R.5108 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Public Law No: 113-227 (12/16/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on September 15, 2014. The summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Establishes the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to allow students enrolled in a participating law school's clinic to practice patent and trademark law before the USPTO on a pro-bono basis for clients that qualify for assistance from the law school's clinic.

Requires the USPTO Director to establish regulations and procedures for application to and participation in such program. Makes all law schools accredited by the American Bar Association eligible to participate in the program after being examined for acceptance using identical criteria.

Provides for the program to be in effect for the 10-year period after enactment of this Act.

Requires the Director, within two years after enactment of this Act, to report to Congress regarding the work done through the program and the number of participating law schools and students.