As used in this chapter-
1 See References in Text note below.
35 U.S.C. § 201
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Plant Variety Protection Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 91-577, Dec. 24, 1970, 84 Stat. 1542, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 57 (§2321 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under sectionof Title 7 and Tables.Section 41 of the Plant Variety Protection Act ( ), referred to in subsec. (e), was subsequently amended, and no longer defines the term "date of determination".
AMENDMENTS2002-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-273 struck out "United States Code," after "section of title 5," and ", United States Code" after "section of title 5".1986-Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 99-514 substituted "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" for "Internal Revenue Code of 1954".1984-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 98-620, §501(1), inserted "or any novel variety of plant which is or may be protectable under the Plant Variety Protection Act ( et seq.)" after "title".Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 98-620, §501(2), inserted ": Provided, That in the case of a variety of plant, the date of determination (as defined in section 41(d) of the Plant Variety Protection Act ( )) must also occur during the period of contract performance" after "agreement".
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective July 1, 1981, but implementing regulations authorized to be issued earlier, see section 8(f) of Pub. L. 96-517 set out as an Effective Date of 1980 Amendment note under sectionof this title.
- The term "invention" means invention or discovery.
- The term "process" means process, art or method, and includes a new use of a known process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or material.
- United States
- The terms "United States" and "this country" mean the United States of America, its territories and possessions.