S.712 - Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/11/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/11/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 712 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 712 To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 11, 2013 Mr. Leahy (for himself and Mr. Coons) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act of 2013''. SEC. 2. TRANSFERABILITY OF ACCELERATION CERTIFICATES. (a) In General.--A holder of an acceleration certificate issued pursuant to the Patents for Humanity Program (established in the notice entitled ``Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program'', published at 77 Fed. Reg. 6544 (February 8, 2012)), or any successor thereto, of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, may transfer (including by sale) the entitlement to such acceleration certificate to another person. (b) Requirement.--An acceleration certificate transferred under subsection (a) shall be subject to any other applicable limitations under the notice entitled ``Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program'', published at 77 Fed. Reg. 6544 (February 8, 2012), or any successor thereto. <all>