S.791 - Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 03/30/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Small Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Latest Action:||10/09/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-259. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.791 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (03/19/2018)
Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017
This bill directs the Small Business Administration to develop partnership agreements that provide for:
- development of high-quality training for small businesses related to domestic and international protection of intellectual property,
- leveraging of training materials already developed for the education of inventors and small businesses, and
- participation of a nongovernmental organization.
These agreements must also provide training:
- through electronic resources, including Internet-based webinars; and
- at physical locations, including a small business development center (SBDC) and the headquarters or a regional office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The bill amends the Small Business Act to require services at an SBDC to include training, in person or through a website, relating to:
- domestic and international intellectual property protections, and
- how those protections should be considered in the business plans and growth strategies of small businesses.