35 U.S.C. 101): —Limitation on issuance of patents

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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AIA § 33 (Related to 35 U.S.C. 101)   —Limitation on issuance of patents.

  • (a) LIMITATION.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no patent may issue on a claim directed to or encompassing a human organism.
  • (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—
    • (1) IN GENERAL.— Subsection (a) shall apply to any application for patent that is pending on, or filed on or after, the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 16, 2011].
    • (2) PRIOR APPLICATIONS.—Subsection (a) shall not affect the validity of any patent issued on an application to which paragraph (1) does not apply.

(Sept. 16, 2011, Public Law 112-29, sec. 33, 125 Stat. 284.)

INDEX OF PATENT LAWS

A

Abandoned applications, fee on petition to revive ______ 27, 41(a)(7)

Abandonment of application by failure to prosecute ______ 133, 371

Abandonment of invention: ______ 154(b)

Bar to patent ______ 102 (pre‑AIA)

By violation of secrecy ______ 182

Adjustment of patent term ______ 154(b)

Administrative Patent Judges ______ 6

Administrator, executor, or guardian ______ 117

Advice of counsel with respect to infringement ______ 298

Affidavits and depositions in contested cases, rules for taking ______ 23

Agreement to terminate derivation proceeding ______ 135

Agreement to terminate interference ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Agriculture, Secretary of, to furnish information, and detail employees to Director for plant patent ______ 164

Allowance and issue of patents ______ 153

Allowance, notice of ______ 151

Amendment: ______ 133, 135 (pre‑AIA)

Copying claim of issued patent ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Time for ______ 133, 135 (pre‑AIA)

Annual indexes of patents ______ 10

Annual report of the Director ______ 13

Apostille on assignment ______ 261

Appeals to Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 134

Fee ______ 41(a)(6), 134

Hearing of ______ 6

Reexamination proceedings ______ 306

Appeals to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ______ 141

Certificate of decision of Court recorded in the United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 144

Determination of Appeal; revision of decision ______ 144

From Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 141

Grounds of decision to be furnished court ______ 143

Notice of appeal ______ 142

Proceedings on appeal ______ 143

Applicant for foreign patent, license required ______ 184

Applicant, notified of interference ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Application: ______ 3

Abandonment of, by failure to prosecute ______ 133

Assignment of ______ 261

Confidential while pending ______ 122

Continuing ______ 120

Description; specification and claim ______ 112

Divisional ______ 121

Drawings ______ 113

Effect of defective execution ______ 26

Effective as of date of earliest foreign application in certain cases ______ 119

Examination of invention ______ 131

Fee on filing ______ 41(a)(1), 111

For deceased or legally incapacitated inventors ______ 117

May be made by legal representative of deceased or legally incapacitated inventor ______ 117

Must be made within specified time after foreign application for right of priority ______ 119

Oath of inventor (See Oath in patent application) ______ 267

Owned by Government ______ 267

Provisional ______ 111(b)

Publication ______ 102, 122(b), 181

Reissue ______ 251

Secrecy order ______ 181

What to contain ______ 111

When filed by other than inventor ______ 118, 121

Appointments, how made ______ 3

Arbitration of derivation proceeding ______ 135

Arbitration of interferences ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Arbitration, voluntary ______ 294

Article patented marked with number of patent ______ 287

Assignee: ______ 118

May file application in certain cases ______ 118

May file divisional application ______ 121

May file reissue application ______ 251

Patent may be issued to ______ 152

Assignments, patent ______ 261

Establishing prima facie execution of ______ 261

Fees for recording ______ 41(d)(2)

Must be recorded in United States Patent and Trademark Office to issue patent to assignee ______ 152

Patent may issue to assignee ______ 152

Recording in Patent and Trademark Office ______ 261

Attorney fees in infringement suit ______ 285

Attorneys and agents:

May be refused recognition for misconduct ______ 32

Petition to District Court, Eastern District of Virginia ______ 32

Suspension or exclusion from practice ______ 32

Unauthorized practitioners ______ 33

B

Bars to grant of a patent ______ 102 (pre‑AIA)

Benefit of earlier filing date in foreign country ______ 119

Benefit of earlier filing date in United States ______ 120

Best mode required ______ 112

Bill in equity (See Civil action) ______ 6

Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (See Patent Trial and Appeal Board) ______ 6

C

Certificate of correction: ______ 301

Applicant mistake ______ 255

Office mistake ______ 254

Certified copies: ______ 301

Of drawings and specifications of patents issued ______ 9

Of records, furnished to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in appeals ______ 143

Citation of prior art in patent ______ 301

Civil action: ______ 8

Election of in case of derivation proceeding ______ 141

Infringement ______ 291

In case of derivation proceeding ______ 146

Jurisdiction, plurality of parties, foreign party ______ 146

To obtain patent ______ 145

Claim of patent: ______ 8

Independent or dependent ______ 41(a)(2), 112

Independent or dependent, validity ______ 282

Invalid, effect of ______ 253

Invalid, suits on patent with ______ 288

Notice of rejection ______ 132

Too extensive or narrow, remedy ______ 251

What to cover ______ 112

Classification of patents ______ 8

Clerk of United States Court may summon witness in ______ 1

Contested cases ______ 24

Must notify Director of patent suits ______ 290

Commerce, Department of, United States Patent and Trademark Office in ______ 1

Commerce, Secretary of: ______ 102(c), 103 (pre‑AIA)

Appointments by ______ 3

Commissioner for Patents: ______ 102(c), 103 (pre‑AIA)

How appointed and duties ______ 3

Member of Board ______ 6

Common ownership under joint research agreements ______ 102(c), 103 (pre‑AIA)

Compensation, right to because of secrecy order ______ 183

Composition of matter: ______ 18 U.S.C. 2071

Patentable ______ 101

Specimens of ingredients may be required ______ 114

Concealment of records ______ 18 U.S.C. 2071

Confidential status of application ______ 122, 205

Continuing application ______ 120

Contributory infringement ______ 271

Copies of records, fees ______ 41(d)(2)

Correction of inventors in patent ______ 256

Correction of letters patent ______ 254, 255

D

Damages for infringement ______ 284

Day of taking any action or paying any fee falling on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday ______ 21

Death or legal incapacity of inventor ______ 117

Decisions in patent cases, printing of ______ 10

Declaration in lieu of oath ______ 25

Dedication of term ______ 253

Defective execution of documents, effect of ______ 26

Defenses in action for infringement ______ 282

Definitions ______ 100, 201, 351

Derived patents: ______ 21

Civil action ______ 146, 291

Jurisdiction ______ 146, 291

Time limit for filing for relief ______ 291

Deposit with United States Postal Service ______ 21

Depositions, Director may establish rules for ______ 23

Deputy Commissioner ______ 6

Member of Board ______ 6

Description of invention ______ 112

Design patents: ______ 363, 366, 367, 371, 372, 381, 386, 389, 390

Double recovery, not allowed ______ 289

Fees ______ 41

For what granted ______ 171

Liability for infringement of ______ 289

Penalty for unauthorized use of patented design ______ 289

Prior foreign applications ______ 172

Right of priority ______ 172

Subject to same provisions as other patents ______ 171

Term of ______ 173

Unauthorized use of ______ 289

Designated office ______ 363, 366, 367, 371, 372, 381, 386, 389, 390

Determination of patent term adjustment ______ 154

Director: ______ 32

Annual report to Congress ______ 13

Consult with Patent Public Advisory Committee ______ 3

Duties of ______ 6

How appointed ______ 3

Intellectual Property Policy Issues, advises President, Federal Departments ______ 2

May disbar attorneys ______ 32

May establish charges ______ 41

May make rules for taking affidavits and depositions ______ 23

Member of Board ______ 6

Reexamination order ______ 304

Shall cause examination to be made ______ 131

To establish regulations ______ 3

To furnish court with grounds of decision, on appeal ______ 143

To prescribe rules and regulations governing recognition of attorneys and agents ______ 2

To sign patents or have name printed thereon and attested ______ 153

To superintend grant of patents ______ 3

Disbarment of attorneys and agents ______ 32

Disclaimer: ______ 102(b)

Fee ______ 41(a)(5)

How filed and by whom ______ 253

Must be filed before commencement of suit to recover costs ______ 288

Nature of ______ 253

Disclosure, inventor initiated ______ 102(b)

District Court for Eastern District of Virginia: ______ 121

Jurisdiction ______ 146

Review of disbarment of attorneys and agents ______ 32

Division of application ______ 121

Division of patent on reissue ______ 251

Drawing: ______ 3

Attached to patent ______ 154

Part of patent ______ 154

Printing of ______ 10

When necessary ______ 113

Duties of Director ______ 3

E

Effective filing date, definition ______ 100

Elected office ______ 371, 372

Employees of United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 3

How appointed ______ 3

Restrictions on as to interest in patents ______ 4

English language ______ 361

Entry into national phase in United States ______ 371

Error in naming inventors ______ 116

Establishment, United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 1

Examination: ______ 102(b)

Applicants shall be notified of rejection on ______ 132

To be made of application and alleged invention ______ 131

Exceptions to prior art ______ 102(b)

Exchange of United States Patent and Trademark Office Publications for other publications ______ 10

Exchange of printed copies of patents and published application of patents with foreign countries ______ 11

Executors, administrators or guardians ______ 117

Extension of time to reply fee ______ 41(a)(8)

F

Falsely making or labeling articles as patented ______ 292

Federal agency, defined ______ 201

Federal Assistance, inventions made with: ______ 118

Confidentiality ______ 205

Definitions ______ 201

Disposition of rights ______ 202

Domestic and foreign protection of federally owned inventions ______ 207

Educational awards ______ 212

March-in rights ______ 203

Policy and objective of ______ 200

Precedence of chapter over other Acts ______ 210

Preference for United States industry ______ 204

Regulations governing Federal licensing ______ 208

Relationship to antitrust laws ______ 211

Restrictions on licensing of federally owned inventions ______ 209

Uniform clauses and regulations ______ 206

Fees: ______ 118

Amount of ______ 41

For attorney awarded by court ______ 285

For records, publications, and services not specified in statute ______ 41(d)(2)

How paid and refunded ______ 42

Independent inventor, reduction ______ 41(h)

International ______ 361, 376

Nonprofit organization, reduction ______ 41(h)

Payable to Director ______ 42(a)

Small business, reduction ______ 41(h)

Small entity, reduction ______ 41(h), 133

To witness contested cases ______ 24

Filing application by other than inventor ______ 118

Filing date requirements ______ 111

Filing fee, Amount of ______ 41(a)(1)

Foreign applications: ______ 11

License to file required ______ 184

Penalty for filing without license ______ 185, 186

Foreign countries, exchange of printed copies of patents and published application of patents with ______ 11

Foreign patentee: ______ 119(a)-(d), 365

Jurisdiction ______ 293

Service ______ 293

Foreign patents: ______ 119(a)-(d), 365

Copies of, exchanged for United States patents and published application of patents ______ 11

Prior, effect on United States application for patent ______ 102

Foreign priority ______ 119(a)-(d), 365

Fraudulent statements ______ 18 U.S.C. 1001

Funding agreement, defined ______ 201

G

Government interests in patents ______ 267

H

Holiday, time for action expiring on ______ 21

I

Importation of products made by a patented process ______ 295

Improvements, patents may be granted for ______ 101

Indexes of patents and patentees, printing of ______ 10

Infringement, patent: Action for ______ 281

Attorney fees ______ 285

By United States, time limitation in suit for ______ 286

Clerk of court to notify United States Patent and Trademark Office of suit ______ 290

Contributory ______ 271

Damages for ______ 284

Defenses in suit for ______ 273, 282

Defined ______ 271

Design patent ______ 289

Injunction ______ 283

Notice of, necessary to recovery of damages ______ 287

Pleading defense and special matters to be proved in suit ______ 282

Suit for, when a claim is invalid ______ 288

Temporary presence in United States ______ 272

Time limitation ______ 286

Injunctions may be granted by court having jurisdiction ______ 283

Interference, patent: ______ 351, 365, 366, 367, 375

Agreements, between parties, relating to termination, to be filed in Patent and Trademark Office ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Appeal to court ______ 141 (pre‑AIA)

Arbitration ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Determination of priority ______ 102 (pre‑AIA), 135 (pre‑AIA)

Parties to be notified of ______ 135 (pre‑AIA)

Review of decision by civil action ______ 145 (pre‑AIA), 146 (pre‑AIA)

Rules for taking testimony ______ 23

International application ______ 351, 365, 366, 367, 375

Fees ______ 376

National phase in United States ______ 371

Priority rights ______ 365

International Bureau ______ 351, 361, 362, 371

International Design Application: ______ 362, 364, 368

Application Requirements ______ 383

Examination ______ 389

Filing ______ 382

______ 384

Priority ______ 386

Publication ______ 390

International Preliminary Examining Authority ______ 362, 364, 368

International Searching Authority ______ 351, 362, 364, 368

International studies ______ 2

Inter partes review: ______ 252

Appeal of ______ 319

Conduct of ______ 316

Decision of the Board ______ 318

Notice ______ 314

Petitions requirements ______ 312

Preliminary response to petition ______ 313

Relation to other proceedings ______ 315

Request ______ 311

Settlement ______ 317

Intervening rights on reissue ______ 252

Invalid patent claim disclaimer ______ 288

Invalidity of term extension ______ 282

Invention, defined ______ 100

Inventions promotion, improper and deceptive ______ 297

Inventions in outer space ______ 105

Inventions patentable ______ 101

Inventions previously patented ______ 102

Inventor: ______ 119

Correction of patent ______ 256

Death or legal incapacity ______ 117

Definition ______ 100

Disclosure ______ 102(b)

May obtain patent ______ 101

Oath for joint ______ 116

Refuses to sign ______ 118

To make application ______ 111

Inventors certificate priority right ______ 119

Issue of patent ______ 151

Issue fee ______ 41(a)(4)

If not paid within three months, patent withheld ______ 151

Nonpayment ______ 41(c), 151

Payment of ______ 151

J

Joinder of parties in patent cases ______ 299

Joint inventors ______ 100, 116, 256

Joint owners ______ 262

Joint research agreement defined ______ 100

Joint research agreement, common ownership under ______ 102(c)

Jurisdiction of District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ______ 32, 145, 146, 154, 293

L

Legal representative of deceased or legally incapacitated inventor ______ 117

Liability of States ______ 296

Libraries, public, copies of patents and published applications for patents for ______ 12, 41(d)

Library ______ 7

License for foreign filing ______ 184

Limitation on damages ______ 154, 286, 287

M

Machines patentable ______ 100

Maintenance fees ______ 41(b)

Late payment ______ 41(c)

Manufactures patentable ______ 101

Marking articles falsely as patented ______ 292

Marking articles patented ______ 287

Micro entity defined ______ 123

Misjoinder of inventor ______ 116, 202, 256

Mistake in patent, certificate thereof issued ______ 254, 255

Model, shall be furnished if required ______ 114

Money: ______ 112

Paid by mistake or in excess, refunded ______ 42

Received for fees, etc. to be paid into Treasury ______ 42

Multiple dependent claim ______ 112

Fee ______ 41(a)(2)

Mutilation of records ______ 18 U.S.C. 2071

N

National Security ______ 3, 122, 181

National stage of international application ______ 371, 372

New matter inadmissible in reissue ______ 251

New matter, may not be introduced by amendment ______ 132

Nonjoinder of inventor ______ 256

Nonobviousness ______ 103

Nonprofit organization, defined ______ 201

Nonresident patentee ______ 293

Notice as regards patents: ______ 102

As to proof in infringement suits ______ 282

Of allowance of patent ______ 151

Of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ______ 142, 143

Of patent suit, decision to be given United States Patent and Trademark Office by clerk of court ______ 290

Of rejection of an application ______ 132

Of suit to be entered on file of patent ______ 290

To the public by Federal agency ______ 209

To the public that invention is patented ______ 287

Novelty ______ 102

O

Oath in patent application ______ 115, 152

Before whom taken in foreign countries ______ 25, 115

Before whom taken in the United States ______ 115

Declaration in lieu of ______ 25

Joint inventors ______ 116

Made by inventor ______ 115

Requirements of ______ 115

To be made by legal representative if inventor is deceased or legally incapacitated ______ 115, 117

Obviousness ______ 103

Officer of United States Patent and Trademark Office may attest patents ______ 153

Officers and employees: ______ 262

Of United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 3

Of United States Patent and Trademark Office, restrictions on as to interests in patents ______ 4

Official Gazette: ______ 262

Exchange for publications ______ 11

Printing and distribution of ______ 11

Public Advisory Committee Report ______ 5

Owners, joint ______ 262

Ownership interest, recordation of ______ 261

P

Paris Convention ______ 119

Patent and Trademark Office: See United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 41

Patent Cooperation Treaty: ______ 41

Definitions ______ 351

Patent fees ______ 41

Disposition of ______ 42

Patent laws, printing of ______ 10

Patent pending, false marking as ______ 292

Patent Public Advisory Committee ______ 3, 5

Appointment, timing and basis ______ 5

Duties ______ 5

Consultation with Director ______ 3, 5

Patent term adjustment ______ 154

Patent term extension application ______ 156

Patentability, conditions for ______ 102, 103

Patentable inventions ______ 101

Patented article, marked as such ______ 287

Patent Trial and Appeal Board, how constituted ______ 6

Patentee: ______ 200-212

Defined ______ 100

Patents: ______ 200-212

Application for ______ 111

Assignment of ______ 261

Based on international application ______ 375

Certified copies of ______ 9

Classification of ______ 8

Contents and duration of ______ 154

Copies supplied to public libraries ______ 12, 41(d)(2)

Date, duration, and form ______ 154

Design (See Design Patents or International Design Applications) ______ 11

Exchange of printed copies with foreign countries ______ 11

Fee on issuing ______ 41

Filing application in foreign country ______ 184

For what granted ______ 101

How issued, attested, and recorded ______ 153

May be granted to assignee ______ 152

May be withheld in certain cases ______ 181

Obtainable by civil action ______ 145

Personal property ______ 261

Presumption of validity ______ 282

Price of copies ______ 41(d)(2)

Printing of ______ 10

Reissuing of, when defective ______ 251

Rights of invention made with federal assistance ______ 200 - 212

Restrictions on officers and employees of United States Patent and Trademark Office as to interest in ______ 4

Surrender of, to take effect on reissue ______ 251

Term ______ 154, 156

Term adjustment ______ 154

Term extension ______ 156

Time of issue, payment of issue fee ______ 151

To be authenticated by seal of United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 2

When to issue ______ 151

Withheld for nonpayment of issue fee ______ 151

Patent rights in inventions made with Federal ______ 200-212

assistance ______ 200-212

Confidentiality ______ 205

Definitions ______ 201

Disposition of rights ______ 202

Domestic and foreign protection of federally owned inventions ______ 207

Educational awards ______ 212

March-in rights ______ 203

Policy and objective of ______ 200

Precedence of chapter over other Acts ______ 210

Preference for United States industry ______ 204

Regulations governing federal licensing ______ 208

Relationship to antitrust laws ______ 211

Restrictions on licensing of federally owned inventions ______ 209

Uniform clauses and regulations ______ 206

Period for response ______ 21, 133

Photolithography, Headings of drawings printed ______ 10

Plant patents: ______ 282

Claim ______ 162, 164

Description ______ 162, 163

Fees ______ 41

Nature of right ______ 163

Plants patentable ______ 161

Secretary of Agriculture to furnish information and detail employees ______ 164

Pleading and proof in action for infringement ______ 282

Post-grant review: ______ 329

Appeal of ______ 329

Conduct of ______ 326

Decision of the Board ______ 328

Initiation of ______ 321

Notice ______ 324

Petitions requirements ______ 322

Preliminary response to petition ______ 323

Relation to other proceedings ______ 325

Settlement ______ 327

Postal Service deposit ______ 21

Practical application, defined ______ 201

Pre-issuance opposition, when prohibited ______ 122

Presumption of product made by patented process ______ 295

Presumption of validity of patents ______ 282

Printed publication bar to a patent ______ 102(b) (pre‑AIA)

Printing: ______ 10

Decisions in patent cases ______ 10

Of papers filed ______ 22

United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 10

Printing headings of drawings by United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 10

Prior art, defined ______ 102

Prior art, citation of ______ 301

Prior commercial use as a defense to infringement ______ 273

Priority, foreign ______ 119, 365, 386

Priority, right of, under treaty or law ______ 119

For design applications ______ 172, 386

Process defined ______ 100

Process Patent Amendment Act of 1988 ______ 287

Process patentable ______ 101

Product made by patent process ______ 295

Property of United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 2

Provisional applications ______ 111(b), 119(e)

Provisional rights ______ 154

Protest and pre-issuance opposition, when prohibited ______ 122(c)

Public use or sale ______ 102

Publication of international application, effect ______ 374

Publication of patent applications ______ 122, 181

Publications regarding patents and trademarks ______ 10

R

Receiving Office ______ 351, 361, 364, 367, 368

Recording of assignments ______ 261

Reexamination order by Director ______ 304, 313 (pre‑AIA)

Reexamination procedure: ______ 132

Appeal ______ 134, 141, 306, 315 (pre‑AIA), 319, 329

Certificate of patentability, unpatentability, and claim cancellation ______ 307, 316 (pre‑AIA)

Conduct of reexamination proceedings ______ 305, 314 (pre‑AIA)

Determination of issue by Director ______ 303, 312 (pre‑AIA)

Determination of new question ______ 303, 312 (pre‑AIA)

Ex Parte ______ 302-307

Inter Partes ______ 311 (pre‑AIA)-318 (pre‑AIA)

When prohibited ______ 317 (pre‑AIA)

Reinstatement of proceedings ______ 27

Request ______ 302, 311 (pre‑AIA)

Special dispatch ______ 305, 314 (pre‑AIA)

Stay of litigation ______ 318 (pre‑AIA)

Reexamination to be made after first rejection, if desired ______ 132

References, to be cited on examination ______ 132

Refund of money paid by mistake or in excess ______ 42

Reissue of patents: ______ 132

Application fee ______ 41

Application may be made by assignee in certain cases ______ 251

By reason of defective claims ______ 251

Effect of ______ 252

For unexpired term of original patent ______ 251

Intervening rights ______ 252

Of defective patents ______ 251

To contain no new matter ______ 251

Rejection, applicant shall be notified of reasons for ______ 132

Remedy for infringement of patent ______ 281

Removal of records ______ 18 U.S.C. 2071

Report to Congress, annual ______ 13

Request for reexamination proceeding ______ 302, 311 (pre‑AIA)

Restrictions on officers and employees of United States Patent and Trademark Office as to interest in patents ______ 4

Retention of revenue ______ 2

Revival if delay unintentional ______ 133

Right of foreign priority ______ 365, 386

Right to compensation because of secrecy order ______ 183

Rules for taking testimony, Director to establish ______ 23

Rules of practice:

Authority for ______ 2

Printing of ______ 10

S

Saturday, time for action expiring on ______ 21

Seal of United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 2

Secrecy of applications ______ 122

Secrecy of certain inventions ______ 181 - 188

Secrecy of international application ______ 368

Secrecy order ______ 181

Small business firm, defined ______ 201

Small entity status ______ 2(b)(2), 41(h)

Specification(s): ______ 114

Contents of ______ 112

If defective, reissue to correct ______ 251

Part of patent ______ 154

Printing of ______ 10, 41(d)(2)

Uncertified copies, price of ______ 41(d)(2)

Specimens, may be required ______ 114

Subpoenas to witnesses ______ 24

Suit against the United States ______ 286

Suit in equity (See Civil action) ______ 21

Sunday, time for action expiring on ______ 21

Supplemental examination ______ 257

Surcharge for later filing of fee or oath ______ 111

T

Term extension: ______ 23

For administrative delays ______ 154

For delays due to derivation proceedings, secrecy orders, and/or appellate review ______ 154

Regulatory review ______ 156

Term of patent: ______ 23

Design ______ 173

Disclaimer of ______ 253

Extension ______ 156

Period ______ 154

Testimony, rules for taking ______ 23

Time: ______ 154

Expiring on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday ______ 21

For payment of issue fee ______ 151

For taking action in Government cases ______ 267

Limitation on damages ______ 286

Within which action must be taken ______ 133

Title of invention ______ 154

Trademark fees ______ 42(c)

Trademarks, reference to ______ 1, 2, 3, 10

Translation error in international application ______ 375

U

Unauthorized disclosure ______ 182

Unauthorized person may not lawfully assist persons in transaction of business before the Office ______ 33

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property ______ 6

United States as designated office ______ 363 381, 386, 389, 390

United States, defined ______ 100

United States Patent and Trademark Office: ______ 292

In Department of Commerce ______ 1

Library ______ 7

Printing ______ 10

Rules, authority for ______ 2

Seal of ______ 2

Unpatented article, penalty for deceptive marking ______ 292

V

Verified translation requirement ______ 372

Voluntary arbitration ______ 294

W

Withdrawal of international application ______ 366

Withdrawal of international design application ______ 388

Withholding of patent ______ 181

Witness:

Failing to attend or refusing to testify ______ 24

Fees of, interference cases ______ 24

In interference summoned by clerk of United States court ______ 24

When in contempt, punishment ______ 24