Copies of the specifications and drawings of foreign letters patent, or applications for foreign letters patent, and copies of excerpts of the official journals and other official publications of foreign patent offices belonging to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, certified in the manner provided by section
1744 of this title are prima facie evidence of their contents and of the dates indicated on their face.
Based on title 28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 674 (R.S. § 893).
Changes were made in phraseology.
A prior section
1745, act June 25, 1948, ch. 646, 62 Stat. 948, related to printed copies of patent specifications and drawings, prior to repeal by act May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 92(d),63 Stat. 103.
1999—Pub. L. 106–113substituted “United States Patent and Trademark Office” for “United States Patent Office”.
1964—Pub. L. 88–619, among other changes, inserted “or applications for foreign letters patent, and copies of excerpts of the official journals and other official publications of foreign patent offices belonging to the United States Patent Office” in text, and substituted “documents” for “specifications and drawings” in section catchline.
1949—Act May 24, 1949, renumbered section
1746 of this title as this section.
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 106–113effective 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
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