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United States of America

Nuclear Regulatory Legislation

Year of current version:2002
Date of Text (Enacted):June 1, 2002
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
From the preface:
"This compilation of statutes and materials pertaining to nuclear regulatory legislation through the 107th Congress, 1st Session, has been prepared by the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, with the assistance of staff[...]".
The document includes the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which removed from the realm of patentable subject matter any invention with the sole purpose of utilizing atomic energy or material in an atomic weapon. The Act also revoked any existing patents for such inventions. See 42 USC § 2181 - Inventions Relating to Atomic Weapons and Filing of Reports.
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WIPO Lex No.:US204

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