Pub. L. 112–211, title II, §§ 202(a),
203,Dec. 18, 2012, 126 Stat. 1535, 1536, provided that, effective on the date that is 1 year after Dec. 18, 2012, applicable to patents issued before, on, or after that effective date and patent applications pending on or filed after that effective date, and not effective with respect to patents in litigation commenced before that effective date, this section is amended as follows:
(1) by striking “Whoever” and inserting “(a) In General.—Whoever”;
(2) by striking “The provisions” and inserting “(b) Applicability of This Title.—The provisions”; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
(c) Filing Date.—The filing date of an application for patent for design shall be the date on which the specification as prescribed by section
112 and any required drawings are filed.
See 2012 Amendment note below.
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 73 (R.S. 4929, amended (1) May 9, 1902, ch. 783, 32 Stat. 193, (2) Aug. 5, 1939, ch. 450, § 1,53 Stat. 1212; R.S. 4933).
The list of conditions specified in the corresponding section of existing statute is omitted as unnecessary in view of the general inclusion of all conditions applying to other patents. Language is changed.
2012—Pub. L. 112–211designated first and second pars. as subsecs. (a) and (b), respectively, inserted headings, and added subsec. (c).
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–211effective on the date that is 1 year after Dec. 18, 2012, applicable to patents issued before, on, or after that effective date and patent applications pending on or filed after that effective date, and not effective with respect to patents in litigation commenced before that effective date, see section 203 ofPub. L. 112–211, set out as an Effective Date note under section
27 of this title.
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