H.R.5796: Patents for Humanity Act of 2022

About This Bill

  • Introduced Nov. 1, 2021
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 20, 2022

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Bill Summary

Patents for Humanity Act of 2022 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...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 10 statements associated with H.R.5796.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 16, 2022
Presented to President.
Dec. 6, 2022
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 24 (Roll no. 511).
Dec. 6, 2022
Considered as unfinished business.
Dec. 6, 2022
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 24 (Roll no. 511). (text: 12/05/2022 CR H8752-8753)
Dec. 6, 2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8771-8773; H8779-8780)
Dec. 6, 2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 5, 2022
Ms. Jackson Lee moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
Dec. 5, 2022
Ms. Jackson Lee moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H8752-8754; text: CR H8752-8753)
Dec. 5, 2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Dec. 5, 2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 5796.
Dec. 5, 2022
Ms. Jackson Lee moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H8752-8754)
Nov. 30, 2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 28, 2022

Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6828-6829; text: CR S6828)

Nov. 28, 2022

Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6828)

Nov. 28, 2022

Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Nov. 28, 2022
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Nov. 28, 2022

Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S6828)

Nov. 28, 2022
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6828-6829)
Nov. 28, 2022

Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.

April 28, 2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
April 27, 2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 27, 2022

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4520)

April 27, 2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5796.
April 27, 2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4520-4521)
April 27, 2022
Mr. Jeffries moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 27, 2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 223.
April 27, 2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-302.
Dec. 8, 2021
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 8, 2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 1, 2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Nov. 1, 2021

Introduced in the House by Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)

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