35 USCS Sect. 131

U.S. Patent Act

..Part II. Patentabililty of Inventions and Grant of Patents

....Chapt. 12. Examination of Application


Sect. 131. Examination of application

The Commissioner shall cause an examination to be made of the application and the alleged new invention; and if on such examination it appears that the applicant is entitled to a patent under the law, the Commissioner shall issue a patent therefor.