U.S. PATENT ACT, AS AMENDED

35 USCS Sects. 1 - 376

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TABLE OF SECTIONS - PART I

PART I. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

CHAPTER 1. ESTABLISHMENT, OFFICERS, FUNCTIONS

Sect. 1. Establishment

Sect. 2. Seal

Sect. 3. Officers and employees

Sect. 4. Restrictions on officers and employees as to interest in patents

Sect. 6. Duties of Commissioner

Sect. 7. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences

Sect. 8. Library

Sect. 9. Classification of patents

Sect. 10. Certified copies of records

Sect. 11. Publications

Sect. 12. Exchange of copies of patents with foreign countries

Sect. 13. Copies of patents for public libraries

Sect. 14. Annual report to Congress

CHAPTER 2. PROCEEDINGS IN THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

Sect. 21. Filing date and day for taking action

Sect. 22. Printing of papers filed

Sect. 23. Testimony in Patent and Trademark Office cases

Sect. 24. Subpoenas, witnesses

Sect. 25. Declaration in lieu of oath

Sect. 26. Effect of defective execution

CHAPTER 3. PRACTICE BEFORE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

Sect. 31. Regulations for agents and attorneys

Sect. 32. Suspension or exclusion from practice

Sect. 33. Unauthorized representation as practitioner

CHAPTER 4. PATENT FEES

Sect. 41. Patent fees

Sect. 42. Patent and Trademark Office funding