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U.S. Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of May 2014), United States of America


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Year of Version 2014 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Competition, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Plant Variety Protection, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Genetic Resources, Transfer of Technology, IP Regulatory Body Notes Under its Constitutional authority, Congress has enacted various laws relating to patents. The consolidated patent laws specify the subject matter for which a patent may be obtained and the conditions for patentability. The laws establish the United States Patent and Trademark Office to administer the law relating to the granting of patents and contain various other provisions relating to Patents.

This document, containing 35 U.S.C. and an index to the consolidated patent laws, was obtained from Appendix L of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (9th edition, effective as of May 15, 2014), which is published by the United States Government Printing Office on behalf of the Patent and Trademark Office.

This consolidated version incorporates most of the changes to the laws, rules and practices necessitated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Public Law 112-29, 125 Stat. 284 as well as the changes made by the Patent law Treaty (PLT). Title II of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) implementing the Patent Law Treaty was enacted in December 18, 2012 under Public Law 112–211, 126 Stat. 1527.

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