Some random bits of herring:
‘‘§ 115. Inventor’s oath or declaration
‘‘(b) REQUIRED STATEMENTS.—An oath or declaration under subsection (a) shall contain statements that—
‘‘(2) such individual believes himself or herself to be the original inventor or an original joint inventor of a claimed invention in the application.
‘‘(c) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS.
—The Director may specify additional information relating to the inventor and the invention that is required to be included in an oath or declaration under subsection (a).
‘‘(2) COPIES OF OATHS, DECLARATIONS, STATEMENTS, OR ASSIGNMENTS.—
... the Director may require that a copy of the executed oath or declaration, the substitute statement, or the assignment filed in connection with the earlier-filed application be included in the later-filed application.
SEC. 10. FEE SETTING AUTHORITY.
(a) FEE SETTING.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—The Director may set or adjust by rule any fee established, authorized, or charged under title 35, United States Code, or the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.), for any services performed by or materials furnished by, the Office, subject to paragraph (2).
‘‘(b) MAINTENANCE FEES.—
‘‘(C) Eleven years and 6 months after grant, $4,110.
SEC. 33. LIMITATION ON ISSUANCE OF PATENTS.
(a) LIMITATION.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no patent may issue on a claim directed to or encompassing a human organism.
Passed the House of Representatives June 23, 2011.