35 U.S. Code § 9 - Certified copies of records

The Director may furnish certified copies of specifications and drawings of patents issued by the Patent and Trademark Office, and of other records available either to the public or to the person applying therefor.

Source

(July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 794, § 10; Pub. L. 93–596, § 1,Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949; renumbered § 9 and amended Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, §§ 4717(1), 4732(a)(10)(A)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–580, 1501A–582; Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title III, § 13206(b)(1)(B),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1906.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 14 (Mar. 3, 1891, ch. 541, § 1 (part),26 Stat. 908, 940).
Reference to other records is added. The fee for certification is omitted as it appears in the table of fees.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 9 was renumbered section 8 of this title.
Amendments

2002—Pub. L. 107–273made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(10)(A)]. See 1999 Amendment note below.
1999—Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(10)(A)], as amended by Pub. L. 107–273, substituted “Director” for “Commissioner”.
Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4717(1)], renumbered section 10 of this title as this section.
1975—Pub. L. 93–596substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office”.
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 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–596effective Jan. 2, 1975, see section 4 ofPub. L. 93–596, set out as a note under section 1111 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade.

 

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