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S. 2146: Patent Fee Integrity Act (2014) Congress

The Patent Fee Integrity Act was introduced on March 13, 2014, by Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee and subsequently died. S. 2146 had 4 cosponsors (1 Democrat and 3 Republicans). No reintroduction of the bill has happened during the current session.

The Patent Fee Integrity Act served as the sister bill to the Innovation Protection Act, introduced by Rep. Conyers in the House. This senate bill would have created a revolving fund known as the United States Patent and Trademark Office Innovation Promotion Fund. The Patent Fee Integrity Act was identical to the aforementioned Innovation Protection Act through its power delegation, termination of existing USPTO accounts, and annual reports.