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S. 3416 - USPTO Funds for Efficient and Effective Services Act

Introduced: 2018-09-06
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 

USPTO Funds for Efficient and Effective Services Act or the USPTO FEES Act

This bill amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend for eight years the authority of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to set and adjust patent fees.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3416


    To amend the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend the period during which the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office may set or adjust certain fees.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 6, 2018

    Mr. Grassley (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Coons, and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend the period during which the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office may set or adjust certain fees.

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 “USPTO Funds for Efficient and Effective Services Act” or the “USPTO FEES Act”.

SEC. 2. Extension of sunset on fee-setting authority.

Section 10(i)(2) of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (35 U.S.C. 41 note) is amended by striking “the 7-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act” and inserting “the 8-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the USPTO FEES Act”.


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