1 So in original. Another closing parenthesis probably should precede the comma.
35 U.S.C. § 273
AMENDMENTS2011- Pub. L. 112-29 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to defense to infringement based on earlier inventor.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2011 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 112-29, §5(c), Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 299, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to any patent issued on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 16, 2011]."
EFFECTIVE DATE Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, §1000(a)(9) [title IV, subtitle C, §4303], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A-557, provided that: "This subtitle [enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under sectionof this title] and the amendments made by this subtitle shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 29, 1999], but shall not apply to any action for infringement that is pending on such date of enactment or with respect to any subject matter for which an adjudication of infringement, including a consent judgment, has been made before such date of enactment."
- claimed invention
- The term "claimed invention" means the subject matter defined by a claim in a patent or an application for a patent.
- The term "invention" means invention or discovery.
- The term "inventor" means the individual or, if a joint invention, the individuals collectively who invented or discovered the subject matter of the invention.
- 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.
- The word "patentee" includes not only the patentee to whom the patent was issued but also the successors in title to the patentee.