Patents shall be issued in the name of the United States of America, under the seal of the Patent and Trademark Office, and shall be signed by the Director or have his signature placed thereon and shall be recorded in the Patent and Trademark Office.
35 U.S. Code § 153 - How issued
The phrases referring to the attesting officers and to the recording of the patents are broadened.
Pub. L. 107–273, § 13203(c), struck out “and attested by an officer of the Patent and Trademark Office designated by the Director,” after “signature placed thereon”.
1975—Pub. L. 93–596 substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office” wherever appearing.
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