35 U.S.C. § 257
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe first section of the Clayton Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is classified to sectionof Title 15, Commerce and Trade, and section of Title 29, Labor.Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is classified to section of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.
AMENDMENTS2011-Subsec. (c)(2)(B). Pub. L. 112-29, §20(j), struck out "of this title" after "281".
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2011 AMENDMENTAmendment by section 20(j) of Pub. L. 112-29 effective upon the expiration of the 1-year period beginning on Sept. 16, 2011, and applicable to proceedings commenced on or after that effective date, see section 20(l) of Pub. L. 112-29 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
EFFECTIVE DATE Pub. L. 112-29, §12(c), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 327, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [enacting this section] shall take effect upon the expiration of the 1-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 16, 2011] and shall apply to any patent issued before, on, or after that effective date."
- United States
- The terms "United States" and "this country" mean the United States of America, its territories and possessions.