Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Section 25. Priority examination for important technologies
This document contains Section 25 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
SEC. 25. PRIORITY EXAMINATION FOR IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGIES.
Section 2(b)(2) of title 35, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (E), by striking “and” after the semicolon;
(2) in subparagraph (F), by inserting “and” after the semicolon; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
“(G) may, subject to any conditions prescribed by the Director and at the request of the patent applicant, provide for prioritization of examination of applications for products, processes, or technologies that are important to the national economy or national competitiveness without recovering the aggregate extra cost of providing such prioritization, notwithstanding section 41 or any other provision of law;”.