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U.S. Patents Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.

Date of entry into force of original text:November 16, 1990
Date of Text (Enacted):November 16, 1990
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection
Notes:The WTO notification states:
"The referenced laws and regulations define the subject matter eligible to be patented, the conditions for patentability, the functions and duties of the Patent and Trademark Office, the rights afforded by a patent, remedies for patent infringement, matters related to inventions developed with the assistance or sponsorship of the US Government, and other measures that implement the referenced Articles".
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U.S. Patents Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. U.S. Patents Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., Complete document (pdf) [454 KB] U.S. Patents Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., Complete document (htm) [312 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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