35 U.S.C. § 153

Current through P.L. 117-139 (published on www.congress.gov on 06/07/2022)
Section 153 - How issued

Patents shall be issued in the name of the United States of America, under the seal of the Patent and Trademark Office, and shall be signed by the Director or have his signature placed thereon and shall be recorded in the Patent and Trademark Office.

35 U.S.C. § 153

July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 804; Pub. L. 93-596, §1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949; Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, §1000(a)(9) [title IV, §4732(a)(10)(A)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A-582; Pub. L. 107-273, div. C, title III, §§13203(c), Nov. 2, 2002, 13206, Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1902, 1906.

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTESBased on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., §39 (R.S. 4883, amended (1) Feb. 18, 1888, ch. 15, 25 Stat. 40, (2) April 11, 1903, ch. 417, 32 Stat. 95, (3) Feb. 18, 1922, ch. 58, §5, 42 Stat. 391).The phrases referring to the attesting officers and to the recording of the patents are broadened.

EDITORIAL NOTES

AMENDMENTS2002- Pub. L. 107-273, §13206(b)(1)(B), made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106-113. See 1999 Amendment note below. Pub. L. 107-273, §13203(c), struck out "and attested by an officer of the Patent and Trademark Office designated by the Director," after "signature placed thereon".1999- Pub. L. 106-113 as amended by Pub. L. 107-273, §13206(b)(1)(B), substituted "Director" for "Commissioner" in two places.1975- Pub. L. 93-596 substituted "Patent and Trademark Office" for "Patent Office" wherever appearing.

STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1999 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 106-113 effective 4 months after Nov. 29, 1999, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, §4731] of Pub. L. 106-113 set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1975 AMENDMENTAmendment by Pub. L. 93-596 effective Jan. 2, 1975, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93-596 set out as a note under section 1111 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.

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