Section Index to the U.S. Patent Act (35 USC)
after the America Invents Act

This is the section index to the U.S. Patent Act (found in Title 35 of the United States Code) as amended by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The Index is taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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PART I - UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

CHAPTER 1 ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FUNCTIONS

CHAPTER 2 PROCEEDINGS IN THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

CHAPTER 3 PRACTICE BEFORE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

CHAPTER 4 PATENT FEES; FUNDING; SEARCH SYSTEMS

PART II - PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS AND GRANT OF PATENTS

CHAPTER 10 PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS

CHAPTER 11 APPLICATION FOR PATENT

CHAPTER 12 EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION

CHAPTER 13 REVIEW OF PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE DECISION

CHAPTER 14 ISSUE OF PATENT

CHAPTER 15 PLANT PATENTS

CHAPTER 16 DESIGNS

CHAPTER 17 SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS AND FILING APPLICATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

CHAPTER 18 PATENT RIGHTS IN INVENTIONS MADE WITH FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

PART III - PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS

CHAPTER 25 AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF PATENTS

CHAPTER 26 OWNERSHIP AND ASSIGNMENT

CHAPTER 27 GOVERNMENT INTERESTS IN PATENTS

CHAPTER 28 INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS

CHAPTER 29 REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, AND OTHER ACTIONS

CHAPTER 30 PRIOR ART CITATIONS TO OFFICE AND EX PARTE REEXAMINATION OF PATENTS

CHAPTER 31 INTER PARTES REVIEW

CHAPTER 32 OPTIONAL INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 33 POST-GRANT REVIEW

PART IV - PATENT COOPERATION TREATY

CHAPTER DEFINITIONS

CHAPTER INTERNATIONAL STAGE

CHAPTER NATIONAL STAGE

Part V - THE HAGUE AGREEMENT CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

CHAPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS