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United States Patent Law
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2018  
Patent Law
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United States Patent Law

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The United States Patent Code appears in Title 35 of the United State Code.  This publication was made with data provided by the United States government on the Office of Law Revision Counsel Bulk US Code

 

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Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - TITLE 35—PATENTS
  • Chapter One - UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
    • 1.1 - ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FUNCTIONS
      • 1.1.1 - Establishment
      • 1.1.2 - Powers and duties
      • 1.1.3 - Officers and employees
      • 1.1.4 - Restrictions on officers and employees as to interest in patents
      • 1.1.5 - Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committees
      • 1.1.6 - Patent Trial and Appeal Board
      • 1.1.7 - Library
      • 1.1.8 - Classification of patents
      • 1.1.9 - Certified copies of records
      • 1.1.10 - Publications
      • 1.1.11 - Exchange of copies of patents and applications with foreign countries
      • 1.1.12 - Copies of patents and applications for public libraries
      • 1.1.13 - Annual report to Congress
      • 1.1.14 - Renumbered §13
    • 1.2 - PROCEEDINGS IN THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
      • 1.2.1 - Filing date and day for taking action
      • 1.2.2 - Printing of papers filed
      • 1.2.3 - Testimony in Patent and Trademark Office cases
      • 1.2.4 - Subpoenas, witnesses
      • 1.2.5 - Declaration in lieu of oath
      • 1.2.6 - Effect of defective execution
      • 1.2.7 - Revival of applications; reinstatement of reexamination proceedings
    • 1.3 - PRACTICE BEFORE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
      • 1.3.1 - Repealed. Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, §1000(a)(9) [title IV, §4715(b)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–580
      • 1.3.2 - Suspension or exclusion from practice
      • 1.3.3 - Unauthorized representation as practitioner
    • 1.4 - PATENT FEES; FUNDING; SEARCH SYSTEMS
      • 1.4.1 - Patent fees; patent and trademark search systems
      • 1.4.2 - Patent and Trademark Office funding
  • Chapter Two - PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS AND GRANT OF PATENTS
    • 2.1 - PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS
      • 2.1.1 - Definitions
      • 2.1.2 - Inventions patentable
      • 2.1.3 - Conditions for patentability; novelty
      • 2.1.4 - Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter
      • 2.1.5 - Repealed. Pub. L. 112–29, §3(d), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 287
      • 2.1.6 - Inventions in outer space
    • 2.2 - APPLICATION FOR PATENT
      • 2.2.1 - Application
      • 2.2.2 - Specification
      • 2.2.3 - Drawings
      • 2.2.4 - Models, specimens
      • 2.2.5 - Inventor's oath or declaration
      • 2.2.6 - Inventors
      • 2.2.7 - Death or incapacity of inventor
      • 2.2.8 - Filing by other than inventor
      • 2.2.9 - Benefit of earlier filing date; right of priority
      • 2.2.10 - Benefit of earlier filing date in the United States
      • 2.2.11 - Divisional applications
      • 2.2.12 - Confidential status of applications; publication of patent applications
      • 2.2.13 - Micro entity defined
    • 2.3 - EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION
      • 2.3.1 - Examination of application
      • 2.3.2 - Notice of rejection; reexamination
      • 2.3.3 - Time for prosecuting application
      • 2.3.4 - Appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
      • 2.3.5 - Derivation proceedings
    • 2.4 - REVIEW OF PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE DECISIONS
      • 2.4.1 - Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
      • 2.4.2 - Notice of appeal
      • 2.4.3 - Proceedings on appeal
      • 2.4.4 - Decision on appeal
      • 2.4.5 - Civil action to obtain patent
      • 2.4.6 - Civil action in case of derivation proceeding
    • 2.5 - ISSUE OF PATENT
      • 2.5.1 - Issue of patent
      • 2.5.2 - Issue of patent to assignee
      • 2.5.3 - How issued
      • 2.5.4 - Contents and term of patent; provisional rights
      • 2.5.5 - Repealed. Pub. L. 112–29, §20(k), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 335
      • 2.5.6 - Extension of patent term
      • 2.5.7 - Repealed. Pub. L. 112–29, §3(e)(1), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 287
    • 2.6 - PLANT PATENTS
      • 2.6.1 - Patents for plants
      • 2.6.2 - Description, claim
      • 2.6.3 - Grant
      • 2.6.4 - Assistance of Department of Agriculture
    • 2.7 - DESIGNS
      • 2.7.1 - Patents for designs
      • 2.7.2 - Right of priority
      • 2.7.3 - Term of design patent
    • 2.8 - SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS AND FILING APPLICATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRY
      • 2.8.1 - Secrecy of certain inventions and withholding of patent
      • 2.8.2 - Abandonment of invention for unauthorized disclosure
      • 2.8.3 - Right to compensation
      • 2.8.4 - Filing of application in foreign country
      • 2.8.5 - Patent barred for filing without license
      • 2.8.6 - Penalty
      • 2.8.7 - Nonapplicability to certain persons
      • 2.8.8 - Rules and regulations, delegation of power
    • 2.9 - PATENT RIGHTS IN INVENTIONS MADE WITH FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
      • 2.9.1 - Policy and objective
      • 2.9.2 - Definitions
      • 2.9.3 - Disposition of rights
      • 2.9.4 - March-in rights
      • 2.9.5 - Preference for United States industry
      • 2.9.6 - Confidentiality
      • 2.9.7 - Uniform clauses and regulations
      • 2.9.8 - Domestic and foreign protection of federally owned inventions
      • 2.9.9 - Regulations governing Federal licensing
      • 2.9.10 - Licensing federally owned inventions
      • 2.9.11 - Precedence of chapter
      • 2.9.12 - Relationship to antitrust laws
      • 2.9.13 - Disposition of rights in educational awards
  • Chapter Three - PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS
    • 3.1 - AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF PATENTS
      • 3.1.1 - Reissue of defective patents
      • 3.1.2 - Effect of reissue
      • 3.1.3 - Disclaimer
      • 3.1.4 - Certificate of correction of Patent and Trademark Office mistake
      • 3.1.5 - Certificate of correction of applicant's mistake
      • 3.1.6 - Correction of named inventor
      • 3.1.7 - Supplemental examinations to consider, reconsider, or correct information
    • 3.2 - OWNERSHIP AND ASSIGNMENT
      • 3.2.1 - Ownership; assignment
      • 3.2.2 - Joint owners
    • 3.3 - GOVERNMENT INTERESTS IN PATENTS
      • 3.3.1 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–83, §8, July 24, 1965, 79 Stat. 261
      • 3.3.2 - Time for taking action in Government applications
    • 3.4 - INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS
      • 3.4.1 - Infringement of patent
      • 3.4.2 - Temporary presence in the United States
      • 3.4.3 - Defense to infringement based on prior commercial use
    • 3.5 - REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, AND OTHER ACTIONS
      • 3.5.1 - Remedy for infringement of patent
      • 3.5.2 - Presumption of validity; defenses
      • 3.5.3 - Injunction
      • 3.5.4 - Damages
      • 3.5.5 - Attorney fees
      • 3.5.6 - Time limitation on damages
      • 3.5.7 - Limitation on damages and other remedies; marking and notice
      • 3.5.8 - Action for infringement of a patent containing an invalid claim
      • 3.5.9 - Additional remedy for infringement of design patent
      • 3.5.10 - Notice of patent suits
      • 3.5.11 - Derived patents
      • 3.5.12 - False marking
      • 3.5.13 - Nonresident patentee; service and notice
      • 3.5.14 - Voluntary arbitration
      • 3.5.15 - Presumption: Product made by patented process
      • 3.5.16 - Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of patents
      • 3.5.17 - Improper and deceptive invention promotion
      • 3.5.18 - Advice of counsel
      • 3.5.19 - Joinder of parties
    • 3.6 - PRIOR ART CITATIONS TO OFFICE AND EX PARTE REEXAMINATION OF PATENTS
      • 3.6.1 - Citation of prior art and written statements
      • 3.6.2 - Request for reexamination
      • 3.6.3 - Determination of issue by Director
      • 3.6.4 - Reexamination order by Director
      • 3.6.5 - Conduct of reexamination proceedings
      • 3.6.6 - Appeal
      • 3.6.7 - Certificate of patentability, unpatentability, and claim cancellation
    • 3.7 - INTER PARTES REVIEW
      • 3.7.1 - Inter partes review
      • 3.7.2 - Petitions
      • 3.7.3 - Preliminary response to petition
      • 3.7.4 - Institution of inter partes review
      • 3.7.5 - Relation to other proceedings or actions
      • 3.7.6 - Conduct of inter partes review
      • 3.7.7 - Settlement
      • 3.7.8 - Decision of the Board
      • 3.7.9 - Appeal
    • 3.8 - POST-GRANT REVIEW
      • 3.8.1 - Post-grant review
      • 3.8.2 - Petitions
      • 3.8.3 - Preliminary response to petition
      • 3.8.4 - Institution of post-grant review
      • 3.8.5 - Relation to other proceedings or actions
      • 3.8.6 - Conduct of post-grant review
      • 3.8.7 - Settlement
      • 3.8.8 - Decision of the Board
      • 3.8.9 - Appeal
  • Chapter Four - PATENT COOPERATION TREATY
    • 4.1 - DEFINITIONS
      • 4.1.1 - Definitions
    • 4.2 - INTERNATIONAL STAGE
      • 4.2.1 - Receiving Office
      • 4.2.2 - International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority
      • 4.2.3 - International application designating the United States: Effect
      • 4.2.4 - International stage: Procedure
      • 4.2.5 - Right of priority; benefit of the filing date of a prior application
      • 4.2.6 - Withdrawn international application
      • 4.2.7 - Actions of other authorities: Review
      • 4.2.8 - Secrecy of certain inventions; filing international applications in foreign countries
    • 4.3 - NATIONAL STAGE
      • 4.3.1 - National stage: Commencement
      • 4.3.2 - National stage: Requirements and procedure
      • 4.3.3 - Repealed. Pub. L. 112–274, §1(i), Jan. 14, 2013, 126 Stat. 2457
      • 4.3.4 - Publication of international application
      • 4.3.5 - Patent issued on international application: Effect
      • 4.3.6 - Fees
  • Chapter Five - THE HAGUE AGREEMENT CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
    • 5.1 - INTERNATIONAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS
      • 5.1.1 - Definitions
      • 5.1.2 - Filing international design applications
      • 5.1.3 - International design application
      • 5.1.4 - Filing date
      • 5.1.5 - Effect of international design application
      • 5.1.6 - Right of priority
      • 5.1.7 - Relief from prescribed time limits
      • 5.1.8 - Withdrawn or abandoned international design application
      • 5.1.9 - Examination of international design application
      • 5.1.10 - Publication of international design application

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