(July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 794, § 14; renumbered § 13 and amended Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, §§ 4717(1),
4718], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–580, 1501A–581.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 20 (R.S. 494).
Language is changed. The lists referred to in the corresponding section of existing statute, and which are omitted from the revised section, are the indexes provided for in section
4. The month of reporting is omitted. The report contemplated by R.S. 494 has been discontinued since 1925 under authority of 44
U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 212.
A prior section
was renumbered section
of this title.
1999—Pub. L. 106–113
of this title as this section and amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Commissioner shall report to Congress annually the moneys received and expended, statistics concerning the work of the Office, and other information relating to the Office as may be useful to the Congress or the public.”
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment
Amendment 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
of this title.
Report to Congress
Pub. L. 100–703
, title I, § 103(c),Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4674
, provided that: “The Secretary of Commerce shall, on the day on which the President submits the annual budget to the Congress, provide to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives—
“(1) a list of patent and trademark fee collections by the Patent and Trademark Office during the preceding fiscal year;
“(2) a list of activities of the Patent and Trademark Office during the preceding fiscal year which were supported by patent fee expenditures, trademark fee expenditures, and appropriations;
“(3) budget plans for significant programs, projects, and activities of the Office, including out-year funding estimates;
“(4) any proposed disposition of surplus fees by the Office; and
“(5) such other information as the committees consider necessary.”
Similar provisions were contained in the following prior authorization act:
Computerized Data and Retrieval System; Report to Congress
Pub. L. 96–517
, § 9,Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3028
, directed the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks to report to Congress, within two years after Dec. 12, 1980, a plan to identify, and if necessary develop or have developed, computerized data and retrieval systems equivalent to the latest state of the art which could be applied to all aspects of the operation of the Patent and Trademark Office, and particularly to the patent search file, the patent classification system, and the trademark search file. The report was to specify the cost of implementing the plan, and how rapidly the plan could be implemented by the Patent and Trademark Office, without regard to the availability of future funding.