HR6758: To direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, to study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by 8 years the Patent and Trademark Office’s authority to set the amounts for the fees it charges, and for other purposes.

By | June 1, 2019

Official Summary

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Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 or the SUCCESS Act

This bill directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to study and report to Congress on the number of patents applied for and obtained: (1) by women and minorities, and (2) by small businesses owned by women and minorities. The USPTO must provide legislative recommendations to increase the number of women and minorities who participate in entrepreneurship activities and apply for patents.

Additionally, the bill amends the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to extend for eight years the authority of the USPTO to set and adjust patent fees.

Became Public Law No: 115-273. 2018-10-31

Signed by President. 2018-10-31

Signed by President. 2018-10-31

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 2018-09-25

Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6876) 2018-10-11

Mr. Chabot moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. 2018-09-25

Passed House amended 2018-09-25

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6758. 2018-09-25

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Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]

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Cosponsors: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4], Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6], Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10], Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10], Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8], Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7], Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2], Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12], Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6], Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1], , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , 

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Related bill:  HR 6390 ()

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