U.S. PATENT ACT, AS AMENDED

35 USCS Sects. 1 - 376

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TABLE OF SECTIONS - PART III

PART III. PATENTS AND PROTECTION OF PATENT RIGHTS

CHAPTER 25. AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF PATENTS

Sect. 251. Reissue of defective patents

Sect. 252. Effect of reissue

Sect. 253. Disclaimer

Sect. 254. Certificate of correction of Patent and Trademark Office mistake

Sect. 255. Certificate of correction of applicant's mistake

Sect. 256. Correction of named inventor

CHAPTER 26. OWNERSHIP AND ASSIGNMENT

Sect. 261. Ownership; assignment

Sect. 262. Joint owners

CHAPTER 27. GOVERNMENT INTERESTS IN PATENTS

Sect. 267. Time for taking action in Government applications

CHAPTER 28. INFRINGEMENT OF PATENTS

Sect. 271. Infringement of patent

Sect. 272. Temporary presence in the United States

CHAPTER 29. REMEDIES FOR INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT, AND OTHER ACTIONS

Sect. 281. Remedy for infringement of patent

Sect. 282. Presumption of validity; defenses

Sect. 283. Injunction

Sect. 284. Damages

Sect. 285. Attorney fees

Sect. 286. Time limitation on damages

Sect. 287. Limitation on damages and remedies; marking and notice

Sect. 288. Action for infringement of a patent containing an invalid claim

Sect. 289. Additional remedy for infringement of design patent

Sect. 290. Notice of patent suits

Sect. 291. Interfering patents

Sect. 292. False marking

Sect. 293. Nonresident patentee; service and notice

Sect. 294. Voluntary arbitration

Sect. 295. Presumption: Product made by patented process

Sect. 296. Remedies for Infringement of Patent, and Other Actions

CHAPTER 30. PRIOR ART CITATIONS TO OFFICE AND REEXAMINATION OF PATENTS

Sect. 301. Citation of prior art

Sect. 302. Request for reexamination

Sect. 303. Determination of issue by Commissioner

Sect. 304. Reexamination order by Commissioner

Sect. 305. Conduct of reexamination proceedings

Sect. 306. Appeal

Sect. 307. Certificate of patentability, unpatentability, and claim cancellation