35 U.S. Code Chapter 1 - ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, FUNCTIONS

Sec. 1. Establishment. 2. Powers and duties. 3. Officers and employees. 4. Restrictions on officers and employees as to interest in patents. 5. Patent and Trademark Office Public Advisory Committees. 6. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 7. Library. 8. Classification of patents. 9. Certified copies of records. 10. Publications. 11. Exchange of copies of patents and applications with foreign countries. 12. Copies of patents and applications for public libraries. 13. Annual report to Congress. [14. Renumbered 13.]
Amendments

2011—Pub. L. 112–29, § 7(a)(2),Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 313, amended item 6 generally, substituting “Patent Trial and Appeal Board” for “Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences”.
2002—Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title III, § 13205(2)(D),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1903, made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(4)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–566. See 1999 Amendment note below.
1999—Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(4)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–582, amended analysis generally, substituting “OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES” for “OFFICERS” in chapter heading, substituting “Powers and duties” for “Seal” in item 2, adding item 5, renumbering items 7 to 14 as 6 to 13, respectively, striking out former item 6, “Duties of Commissioner”, and inserting “and applications” after “patents” in items 11 and 12.
Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, §§ 4507(4), 4508], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–566, as amended by Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title III, § 13205(2)(D),Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1903, which directed the insertion of “and applications” after “patents” in items 11 and 12, effective 1 year after Nov. 29, 1999, was not executed in either item to reflect the probable intent of Congress. See above.
1984—Pub. L. 98–622, title II, § 201(b),Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3386, substituted “Patent Appeals and Interferences” for “Appeals” in item 7.
1972—Pub. L. 92–310, title II, § 208(b),June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 203, struck out item 5 “Bond of Commissioner and other officers”.

 

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