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U.S. Patents Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Public Law 103–465, as amended up to December 8, 1994), United States of America


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Year of Version 1994 Dates Entry into force: July 19, 1952 Adopted: July 19, 1952 Type of Text Main IP Laws Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Plant Variety Protection, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws Notes The notification by the United States to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS 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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37 CFR Parts 1, 5, 10, 11, and 41 - Rules of Practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences; Final Rule (US346)
37 CFR Part 1 - January 2004 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application Procedure; Final Rule (US339)
37 CFR Part 1 - Changes to the Time Period for Making any Necessary Deposit of Biological Material; Final Rule (US342)
37 CFR Part 1 - Requirements for Claiming the Benefit of Prior-Filed Applications under Eighteen-Month Publication of Patent Applications; Final Rule (US330)
37 CFR Parts 1 and 104 - Legal Processes, Final Rule (US337)
37 CFR Part 1 - Changes to Implement the Patent Business Goals; Final Rule (US341)
37 CFR Part 1 - Request for Continued Examination Practice and Changes to Provisional Application Practice; Final Rule (US350)
37 CFR Part 1 - Rules to Implement Optional Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings; Final Rule (US329)
37 CFR Part 1 and 5 - Changes to Implement Eighteen-Month Publication of Patent Applications; Final Rule (US335)
37 CFR Parts 1, 5 and 10 - Communications with the Patent and Trademark Office; Final Rule (US345)
Supersedes (2 text(s)) Supersedes (2 text(s))
Part IV. Patent Cooperation Treaty (Public Law 94-131, 89 Stat. 685)(US354)
U.S Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Public Law 593, 66 Stat. 792) (as codified and enacted as of July 1952)(US353)
Is amended by (4 text(s)) Is amended by (4 text(s))
37 CFR Part 1 - Changes to Implement Patent Term Adjustment under Twenty - Year Patent Term; Final Rule (US293)
Plant Patent Amendments Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-289, 112 Stat. 2780) (US367)
Act to Authorize the United States to Participate in Chapter II of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (Public Law 99-616, 100 Stat. 3485) (US295)
An Act to Authorize Appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce, and for other Purposes (Public Law 99-607, 100 Stat. 3470) (US292)
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Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (as amended up to Public Law No. 117-168) (US438)
United States Code, Title 35 - Patents (35 U.S.C., amended up to Public Law No. 117-328) (US456)
Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (consolidated as of May 2015) (US380)
U.S. Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of May 2014) (US314)
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U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of January 2013) (US240)
U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of August 2012) (US268)
U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of September 2007) (US183)
U.S. Patents Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (as amended up to November 01, 2005) (US176)
U.S.Patents Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of December 2004) (US226)
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