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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-622-NOV. 8, 1984

98 STAT. 3389


SEC. 207. Section 206 of this Act and the amendments made by this title shall take effect three months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

35 USC 7 note.


SEC. 301. There is hereby established a National Commission on Innovation and Productivity (hereinafter in this title referred to as the "Commission"). MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION

SEC. 302. (a) The Commission shall be composed of^ (1) three Members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; (2) three Members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and (3) three members appointed by the President of the United States, one of whom the President shall designate as Chairman. Of the members appointed by the President, one member should be an appropriate officer or employee of the United States, one member should be an employer who employs inventors, and one member should be an employed inventor. (b) At no time shall more than two of the members appointed under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a) be persons who are members of the same political party. (c) Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made, and subject to the limitation set forth in subsection (b) with respect to the original appointment. (d) Six members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may conduct hearings. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION

SEC. 303. The Commission shall make a full and complete review and study of the level of innovation and productivity of employed inventors. Such study shall include an analysis of the various methods available to inspire or stimulate individual and corporate innovation and productivity, including an assessment of the techniques used in other countries to achieve this objective. Such study may include an assessment of those aspects of other areas of intellectual property law that inspire or stimulate such innovation and productivity. The Commission shall make recommendations for such revisions of the laws of the United States, including the repeal of unnecessary or undesirable statutes, and such other changes as the Commission considers will better foster innovation and productivity. COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION

SEC. 304. (a) A member of the Commission who is a Member of Congress or a full-time officer or employee of the United States shall