35 USCS Sect. 154

U.S. Patent Act

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

....Chapt. 14. Issue of Patent


Sect. 154. Contents and term of patent

Every patent shall contain a short title of the invention and a grant to the patentee, his heirs or assigns, for the term of seventeen years, subject to the payment of fees as provided for in this title [35 USCS Sects. 1 et seq.], of the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention throughout the United States and, if the invention is a process, of the right to exclude others from using or selling throughout the United States, or importing into the United States, products made by that process, [,]referring to the specification for the particulars thereof. A copy of the specification and drawings shall be annexed to the patent and be a part thereof.