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Patent Diversity, Satellite Office Measure Heads to Biden’s Desk

Dec. 23, 2022, 8:15 PM

The US Patent and Trademark Office will be required to set up satellite offices to conduct outreach to women, minorities, and other groups underrepresented in the patent system, under a measure included in the omnibus spending deal on its way to President Joe Biden.

  • The House passed the $1.7 trillion omnibus package on Friday with a 225-201 vote, with one Democrat voting present. It had cleared the Senate the day before.
  • That bipartisan package included provisions from the Unleashing American Innovators Act, which was introduced in the house by Rep. Deborah Ross (D-N.C.).
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Thom ...