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U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.

Year of current version:1952
Date of last amendment:January 14, 2013
Date of Text (Enacted):July 19, 1952
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:This consolidated version of the U.S. Patent Act, contained in Title 35 of the United States Code incorporates the changes made by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) of September 16, 2011 and the AIA Technical Corrections Act of January 14, 2013.
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U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., Complete document (pdf) [758 KB]

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