PART I - UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
CHAPTER 1 ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FUNCTIONS
2: Powers and duties.
3: Officers and employees.
4: Restrictions on officers and employees as to interest in patents.
5: Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committees.
6: Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
6 (pre‑AIA): Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
8: Classification of patents.
9: Certified copies of records.
11: Exchange of copies of patents and applications with foreign countries.
12: Copies of patents and applications for public libraries.
13: Annual report to Congress.
CHAPTER 2 PROCEEDINGS IN THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
21: Filing date and day for taking action.
22: Printing of papers filed.
23: Testimony in Patent and Trademark Office cases.
24: Subpoenas, witnesses.
25: Declaration in lieu of oath.
26: Effect of defective execution.
27: Revival of applications; reinstatement of reexamination proceedings.
CHAPTER 3 PRACTICE BEFORE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
32: Suspension or exclusion from practice.
33: Unauthorized representation as practitioner.
CHAPTER 4 PATENT FEES; FUNDING; SEARCH SYSTEMS
41: Patent fees; patent and trademark search systems.
42: Patent and Trademark Office funding.
PART II - PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS AND GRANT OF PATENTS
CHAPTER 10 PATENTABILITY OF INVENTIONS
100 (note): AIA First inventor to file provisions.
100 (pre‑AIA): Definitions.
101: Inventions patentable.
102: Conditions for patentability; novelty.
102 (pre‑AIA): Conditions for patentability; novelty and loss of right to patent.
103: Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter.
103 (pre‑AIA): Conditions for patentability; non-obvious subject matter.
104 (pre‑AIA): Invention made abroad.
105: Inventions in outer space.
CHAPTER 11 APPLICATION FOR PATENT
111 (pre‑AIA): Application.
112 (pre‑AIA): Specification.
114: Models, specimens.
115: Inventor's oath or declaration.
115 (pre‑AIA): Oath of applicant.
116 (pre‑AIA): Inventors.
117: Death or incapacity of inventor.
118: Filing by other than inventor.
118 (pre‑AIA): Filing by other than inventor.
119: Benefit of earlier filing date; right of priority.
119 (pre‑AIA): Benefit of earlier filing date; right of priority.
120: Benefit of earlier filing date in the United States.
120 (pre‑AIA): Benefit of earlier filing date in the United States.
121: Divisional applications.
121 (pre‑AIA): Divisional applications.
122: Confidential status of applications; publication of patent applications.
123: Micro entity defined.
CHAPTER 12 EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION
131: Examination of application.
132: Notice of rejection; reexamination.
133: Time for prosecuting application.
134: Appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
134 (transitional): Appeal to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
134 (pre‑AIA): Appeal to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
135: Derivation proceedings.
135 (pre‑AIA): Interferences.
CHAPTER 13 REVIEW OF PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE DECISION
141: Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
141 (pre‑AIA): Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
142: Notice of appeal.
143: Proceedings on appeal.
143 (pre‑AIA): Proceedings on appeal.
144: Decision on appeal.
145: Civil action to obtain patent.
145 (pre‑AIA): Civil action to obtain patent.
146: Civil action in case of derivation proceeding.
146 (pre‑AIA): Civil action in case of interference.
CHAPTER 14 ISSUE OF PATENT
151: Issue of patent.
152: Issue of patent to assignee.
153: How issued.
154: Contents and term of patent; provisional rights.
154 (pre‑AIA): Contents and term of patent; provisional rights.
156: Extension of patent term.
157 (pre‑AIA): Statutory invention registration.
CHAPTER 15 PLANT PATENTS
161: Patents for plants.
162: Description, claim.
164: Assistance of the Department of Agriculture.
CHAPTER 16 DESIGNS
171: Patents for designs.
172: Right of priority.
172 (pre‑AIA): Right of priority.
173: Term of design patent.
CHAPTER 17 SECRECY OF CERTAIN INVENTIONS AND FILING APPLICATIONS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
181: Secrecy of certain inventions and withholding of patent.
182: Abandonment of invention for unauthorized disclosure.
183: Right to compensation.
184: Filing of application in foreign country.
184 (pre‑AIA): Filing of application in foreign country.
185: Patent barred for filing without license.
185 (pre‑AIA): Patent barred for filing without license.
187: Nonapplicability to certain persons.
188: Rules and regulations, delegation of power.
CHAPTER 18 PATENT RIGHTS IN INVENTIONS MADE WITH FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
200: Policy and objective.
202: Disposition of rights.
202 (pre‑AIA): Disposition of rights.
203: March-in rights.
204: Preference for United States industry.
206: Uniform clauses and regulations.
207: Domestic and foreign protection of federally owned inventions.
208: Regulations governing Federal licensing.
209: Licensing federally owned inventions.
210: Precedence of chapter.
211: Relationship to antitrust laws.
212: Disposition of rights in educational awards.
PART III - PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS
CHAPTER 25 AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF PATENTS
251: Reissue of defective patents.
251 (pre‑AIA): Reissue of defective patents.
252: Effect of reissue.
253 (pre‑AIA): Disclaimer.
254: Certificate of correction of Patent and Trademark Office mistake.
255: Certificate of correction of applicant’s mistake.
256: Correction of named inventor.
256 (pre‑AIA): Correction of named inventor.
257: Supplemental examinations to consider, reconsider, or correct information.
CHAPTER 26 OWNERSHIP AND ASSIGNMENT
261: Ownership; assignment.
262: Joint owners.
CHAPTER 27 GOVERNMENT INTERESTS IN PATENTS
267: Time for taking action in Government applications.
CHAPTER 28 INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS
271: Infringement of patent.
272: Temporary presence in the United States.
273: Defense to infringement based on prior commercial use.
CHAPTER 29 REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, AND OTHER ACTIONS
281: Remedy for infringement of patent.
282: Presumption of validity; defenses.
285: Attorney fees.
286: Time limitation on damages.
287: Limitation on damages and other remedies; marking and notice.
288: Action for infringement of a patent containing an invalid claim.
288 (pre‑AIA): Action for infringement of a patent containing an invalid claim.
289: Additional remedy for infringement of design patent.
290: Notice of patent suits.
291: Derived patents.
291 (pre‑AIA): Interfering patents.
292: False marking.
293: Nonresident patentee; service and notice.
294: Voluntary arbitration.
295: Presumptions: Product made by patented process.
296: Liability of States, instrumentalities of States, and State officials for infringement of patents.
297: Improper and deceptive invention promotion.
298: Advice of counsel.
299: Joinder of parties.
CHAPTER 30 PRIOR ART CITATIONS TO OFFICE AND EX PARTE REEXAMINATION OF PATENTS
301: Citation of prior art and written statements.
302: Request for reexamination.
303: Determination of issue by Director.
304: Reexamination order by Director.
305: Conduct of reexamination proceedings.
305 (pre‑AIA): Conduct of reexamination proceedings.
307: Certificate of patentability, unpatentability, and claim cancellation.
CHAPTER 31 INTER PARTES REVIEW
311 (note): Inter partes review applicability provisions.
311: Inter partes review.
313: Preliminary response to petition.
314: Institution of inter partes review.
315: Relation to other proceedings or actions.
316: Conduct of inter partes review.
318: Decision of the Board.
CHAPTER 32 OPTIONAL INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION PROCEDURES
311 (pre‑AIA): Request for inter partes reexamination.
312 (transitional): Determination of issue by Director.
313 (transitional): Inter partes reexamination order by Director.
314 (pre‑AIA): Conduct of inter partes reexamination proceedings.
315 (pre‑AIA): Appeal.
316 (pre‑AIA): Certificate of patentability, unpatentability, and claim cancellation.
317 (pre‑AIA): Inter partes reexamination prohibited.
318 (pre‑AIA): Stay of litigation.
CHAPTER 33 POST-GRANT REVIEW
321 (note): Post-grant review applicability.
321: Post-grant review.
323: Preliminary response to petition.
324: Institution of post-grant review.
325: Relation to other proceedings or actions.
326: Conduct of post-grant review.
328: Decision of the Board.
PART IV - PATENT COOPERATION TREATY
CHAPTER INTERNATIONAL STAGE
361: Receiving Office.
362: International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority.
363: International application designating the United States: Effect.
363 (pre‑AIA): International application designating the United States: Effect.
364: International stage: Procedure.
365: Right of priority; benefit of the filing date of a prior application.
366: Withdrawn international application.
367: Actions of other authorities: Review.
368: Secrecy of certain inventions; filing international applications in foreign countries.
CHAPTER NATIONAL STAGE
371: National stage: Commencement.
372: National stage: Requirements and procedure.
374: Publication of international application: Effect.
374 (pre‑AIA): Publication of international application: Effect.
375: Patent issued on international application: Effect.
375 (pre‑AIA): Patent issued on international application: Effect.
Part V - THE HAGUE AGREEMENT CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
CHAPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS
382: Filing international design applications.
383: International design application.
384: Filing date.
385: Effect of international design application.
386: Right of priority.
387: Relief from prescribed time limits.
388: Withdrawn or abandoned international design application.
389: Examination of international design application.
390: Publication of international design application.