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Titles (3)

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Short Titles as Introduced

PACED Act
Preserving Access to Cost Effective Drugs Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to provide that a patent owner may not assert sovereign immunity as a defense in certain actions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/07/2018Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
03/07/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]* 03/07/2018
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA]* 03/07/2018
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 03/07/2018
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]* 03/07/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary03/07/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/07/2018)

Preserving Access to Cost Effective Drugs Act or the PACED Act

This bill prohibits patent owners from asserting tribal sovereign immunity as a defense in certain proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent validity challenge proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The prohibition also applies to court actions and proceedings before the International Trade Commission.

Sovereign immunity for foreign states shall apply in the PTAB as it applies in federal court.