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Innovation Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the permanent funding of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.


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04/16/2015Introduced in House

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05/15/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/16/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E524)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary04/16/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet05/15/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/16/2015)

Innovation Protection Act

Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund (Public Enterprise Fund) to be used as a revolving fund by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) without fiscal year limitation.

Requires to be credited to or deposited in the Public Enterprise Fund: (1) appropriations for defraying the costs of USPTO activities; (2) fees collected under federal patent and trademark laws; and (3) any unobligated balances remaining in the Patent and Trademark Office Appropriation Account and in the Patent and Trademark Fee Reserve Fund. (Thus, replaces the Patent and Trademark Office Appropriation Account, eliminates the Patent and Trademark Fee Reserve Fund, and provides a source of permanent funding for the USPTO.)

Requires fees collected by the Director to remain available to the Director until expended.

Makes the Public Enterprise Fund available to cover: (1) ordinary and reasonable administrative, operating, and other expenses incurred by the Director for the continued operation of USPTO services, programs, activities, and duties relating to patents and trademarks; and (2) expenses incurred pursuant to obligations, representations, or other commitments of the USPTO.

Requires the Director, on an annual basis, to: (1) report to Congress with operation and spending plans, including financial details and staff levels broken down by each major activity; (2) provide for an independent audit of USPTO financial statements; and (3) submit a budget to the President.