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114th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 1402


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 27, 2016

               Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 AN ACT


 
   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''.

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.

            Passed the Senate May 26, 2016.

            Attest:

                                                 JULE E. ADAMS,

                                                             Secretary.

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