Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Section 28. Patent Ombudsman Program for small business concerns

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A patent reform act passed by Congress on September 16, 2011.

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SEC. 28. PATENT OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.

Using available resources, the Director shall establish and maintain in the Office a Patent Ombudsman Program. The duties of the Program's staff shall include providing support and services relating to patent filings to small business concerns and independent inventors.