(a)All questions of substance and, within the scope of the requirements of the treaty and Regulations, procedure in an international application designating the United States shall be determined as in the case of national applications regularly filed in the Patent and Trademark Office.
(b)In case of international applications designating but not originating in, the United States—
(1)the Director may cause to be reexamined questions relating to form and contents of the application in accordance with the requirements of the treaty and the Regulations;
(2)the Director may cause the question of unity of invention to be reexamined under section
121, within the scope of the requirements of the treaty and the Regulations; and
(3)the Director may require a verification of the translation of the international application or any other document pertaining to the application if the application or other document was filed in a language other than English.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–622, § 402(f), struck out subsec. (c) which related to cancellation of claims and payment of special fees.
Effective Date of 2011 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–29effective 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) ofPub. L. 112–29, set out as a note under section
2 of this title.
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
1 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment
Amendment by section 402(e), (f) ofPub. L. 98–622effective six months after Nov. 8, 1984, see section 406(b) ofPub. L. 98–622, set out as a note under section
3 of this title.
Amendment by section 403(a) ofPub. L. 98–622effective Nov. 8, 1984, see section 406(a) ofPub. L. 98–622, set out as a note under section
351 of this title.
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