House Bill 5796
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Patents for Humanity Act of 2022
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-245 on Dec 20, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 1, 2021
Latest Action
Dec 20, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5796
Congress
117
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New York
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (1)
Question
On the Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
511
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Patents for Humanity Act of 2021

This bill provides statutory authority for a program to award certificates that may be used to accelerate certain proceedings and applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The program established under this bill shall be treated as the successor to the existing Patents for Humanity program.

Under this bill, the PTO must hold a competition at least once every two years to award certificates to eligible entities that submit a patent application that addresses a humanitarian issue.

Text (6)
April 28, 2022
April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022
November 1, 2021
Amendments (1)
Nov 28, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 6502
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Updated
Dec 30, 2022 12:48:14 AM