U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents

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Title 35—Patents

This title was enacted by act July 19, 1952, ch. 950, § 1, 66 Stat. 792

Part     Sec.

I.     United States Patent and Trademark Office     1

II.     Patentability of Inventions and Grant of Patents     100

III.     Patents and Protection of Patent Rights     251

IV.     Patent Cooperation Treaty     351

Amendments

     1999—Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(1)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–581, substituted "United States Patent and Trademark Office" for "Patent and Trademark Office" in item I.

     1984—Pub. L. 98–622, title IV, § 403(b), Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3392, added item IV.

Table Showing Disposition of All Sections of Former Title 35

Title 35 Former Sections

Title 35 New Sections

1      1

2      3

3      2

4      4

5      5

6      6

7      7

10      8

11      31, 32

11a      33

12      22

13      11

14      10

14a      (See former § 78)

15      12

16      11(a) 1

17–19      Rep.

20      14

21      21

22      Rep.

23      Rep.

31      101, 102, 161

32      102(d), 119, 172

32a, 32b      Rep.

33      111, 112, 162

34      113, 114

35      115

36      131

37      133, 267

38      Rep.

39      153

40      154

40a–40d      Rep.

41      151

42–42f      Rep.

43      Rep.

44      152

45      266

46      147

47      261

48      Rep.

49      287

50      292

51      132, 135

52      135

53      23

54–56      24

56a      164

57      134

58, 59      Rep.

59a      141; T. 28 § 1542

60      142

61      143

62      144

63      145, 146

64      251, 252

65      253

66      291

67      281, 284

68      T. 28 § 1498

69      102(g), 282

70      283–286, 290

71      288

72      102, 104

72a      146, 291

73      171

74, 75      289

76      114

77      173

78      12, 13, 41

79      42

80–87      Rep.

88      254

89–96      Elim.

101–108      Elim.

109      104

110–118a      Elim.

119      T. 50 App. § 2371

151      181

152      182

153      183

154      184

155      185

156      186

157      187

158      188

159      Rep.

Citation

     Section 1 of act July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 792, provided in part that this title may be cited as "Title 35, United States Code, section —."

Separability

     Section 3 of act July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 815, provided that: "If any provision of Title 35, as enacted by section 1 hereof, is declared unconstitutional or is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this title shall not be affected."

Effective Date; Savings Provision

     Section 4 of act July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 815, provided that:

     "(a) This Act [enacting this title] shall take effect on January 1, 1953 and shall apply to all applications for patent filed on or after such date and to all patents granted on such applications. It shall apply to further proceedings on applications pending on such date and to patents granted on such applications except as otherwise provided. It shall apply to unexpired patents granted prior to such date except as otherwise provided.

     "(b) Section 102(d) of Title 35, as enacted by section 1 hereof, shall not apply to existing patents and pending applications, but the law previously in effect, namely the first paragraph of R. S. 4887 [first paragraph of section 32 of former Title 35], shall apply to such patents and applications.

     "(c) Section 119, second paragraph, of Title 35 as enacted by section 1 hereof shall not apply to existing patents.

     "(d) The period of one year specified in section 102(b) of Title 35 as enacted by section 1 hereof shall not apply in the case of applications filed before August 5, 1940, and patents granted on such applications, and with respect to such applications and patents, said period is two years instead of one year.

     "(e) Nothing contained in Title 35, as enacted by section 1 hereof, shall operate to nullify any judicial finding prior to the effective date of this Act on the validity of any patent by a court of competent jurisdiction.

     "(f) Nothing in Title 35, as enacted by section 1 hereof, shall affect any provision of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, 60 Stat. 755) [§ 2011 et seq. of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare].

     "(g) The period of one year specified in section 4 of Title 35 as enacted by section 1 hereof shall not apply in the case of applications filed before the effective date of this Act.

     "(h) The repeal of sections 1–9, 11, 12 of the Act of Congress approved February 1, 1952 (ch. 4, 66 Stat. 3) [sections 151 to 159 of former Title 35], shall not affect any rights or liabilities existing on the date of approval of this Act [July 19, 1952]. An order of secrecy issued under or in effect under the repealed Act and in effect on the date of approval of this Act, shall be considered as issued under this Act, and any claims arising under the repealed Act or subject to presentation and determination pursuant thereto and unsettled as of the effective date of this Act, may be presented and determined pursuant to the provisions of this Act [this title]."

Repeals

     Section 5 of act July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 815, repealed the sections or parts of sections of the Revised Statutes or Statutes at Large codified in this Act with the proviso that "Any rights or liabilities now existing under such sections or parts thereof shall not be affected by this repeal."

Title Referred to in Other Sections

     This title is referred to in title 11 section 101; title 15 sections 278n, 3703; title 17 sections 912, 1329; title 42 section 12002.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "Title 35— Patents," U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents in U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC7Y9A8895U9QAT.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "Title 35— Patents." U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents, in U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 22 Aug. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC7Y9A8895U9QAT.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", 'Title 35— Patents' in U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 35, Patents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 22 August 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QC7Y9A8895U9QAT.