Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Section 33. Limitation on issuance of patents
This document contains Section 33 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
SEC. 33. 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.
(2) PRIOR APPLICATIONS.--Subsection (a) shall not affect the validity of any patent issued on an application to which paragraph (1) does not apply.