Summary: H.R.6758 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (10/11/2018)

Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 or the SUCCESS Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to study and report to Congress on the number of patents applied for and obtained: (1) by women, minorities, and veterans; and (2) by small businesses owned by women, minorities, and veterans.

The USPTO must provide legislative recommendations to increase the number of women, minorities, and veterans who participate in entrepreneurship activities and apply for patents.

(Sec. 4) Additionally, the bill amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend for eight years the authority of the USPTO to set and adjust patent fees.