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H.R.6344 - Responsive Government Act of 2008

To provide emergency authority to delay or toll judicial proceedings in United States district and circuit courts, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide emergency authority to delay or toll judicial proceedings in United States district and circuit courts, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Responsive Government Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Responsive Government Act of 2008 as passed house.

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06/23/08
 
06/23/08
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Responsive Government Act of 2008 - Amends the federal judicial code to authorize the chief judge of a district or court of appeals to delay, toll, or otherwise grant relief from time deadlines applicable to pending civil and criminal cases in the event of a natural disaster or other emerge

Official Summary

Responsive Government Act of 2008 - Amends the federal judicial code to authorize the chief judge of a district or court of appeals to delay, toll, or otherwise grant relief from time deadlines applicable to pending civil and criminal cases in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation requiring the closure of courts or rendering it impracticable to comply with such deadlines. Grants the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office authority to:
(1) waive statutory provisions governing the filing, processing, renewal, and maintenance of patents, trademark registrations, and patent and trademark applications in certain emergencies; and
(2) accept late application filings for patent extensions in certain cases of unintentional delay. Prescribes filing fees for patent extensions, including:
(1) $65 million for an anticoagulant drug intended for use in humans; and
(2) a formula for other items.

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