H.R.3349: Innovation Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 16 (10 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Innovation Protection Act - Establishes in the Treasury the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund (Public Enterprise Fund) to be used as a revolving fund by the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) without fiscal year limitation.

Requires to be credited to or deposited in the Public Enterprise Fund: (1) appropriations for defraying the costs of USPTO activities; (2) fees collected under federal patent and trademark laws; and (3) any unobligated balances remaining in the Patent and Trademark Office Appropriation Account and in the Patent and Trademark Fee Reserve Fund. (Thus, replaces the Patent and Trademark Office Appropriation Account, eliminates the Patent and Trademark Fee Reserve Fund, and provides a source of permanent funding for the USPTO.)

Requires fees collected by the Director to remain available to the Director until expended.

Makes the Public Enterprise Fund available to cover: (1) ordinary and rea...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Oct. 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.