U.S. Patent Act
..Part II. Patentabililty of Inventions and Grant of Patents
....Chapt. 17. Secrecy and Filing in Foreign Country
Whoever, during the period or periods of time an invention has been ordered to be kept secret and the grant of a patent theron withheld pursuant to section 181 of this title, shall, with knowledge of such order and without due authorization, willfully publish or disclose or authorize or cause to be published or disclosed the invention, or material information with respect thereto, or whoever willfully, in violation of the provisions of section 184 of this title, shall file or cause or authorize to be filed in any foreign country an application for patent or for the registration of a utility model, industrial design, or model in respect of any invention made in the United States, shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $ 10,000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both.