H.R.4102 - Public Health Emergency Medicines Act

To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for compulsory licensing of certain patented inventions relating to health care emergencies. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Public Health Emergency Medicines Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 35, United States Code, to provide for compulsory licensing of certain patented inventions relating to health care emergencies. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Public Health Emergency Medicines Act - Gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the right to authorize use of the subject matter of a patent relating to health care without authorization of the patent holder if the Secretary determines that the invention is needed to address a publ

Official Summary

Public Health Emergency Medicines Act - Gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the right to authorize use of the subject matter of a patent relating to health care without authorization of the patent holder if the Secretary determines that the invention is needed to address a public health emergency. Provides for reasonable remuneration for the patent holder for use of the patent. Allows the Secretary to authorize the use of a patent, without the patent holder's authorization, to export medicines or other health care products that are needed to address global public health emergencies when the legitimate rights of the patent holder are protected in the export market.

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