H.R.1197 - Plant Patent Amendment Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
Summary: H.R.1197 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)
Passed Senate amended (10/15/1998)
Plant Patent Amendments Act of 1998 - Amends Federal patent law with respect to the right in the grant of a plant patent to exclude others from asexually reproducing such plant. Adds the right to exclude others from using, offering for sale, selling, or importing asexually reproduced plants and plant parts.
Directs the United States Patent and Trademark Office to develop and implement computer networks with remote library sites in requesting rural States such that citizens will have enhanced access to information in their State's patent and trademark depository library.