Historical and Revision Notes

Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 34, part (R.S. 4889, amended Mar. 3, 1915, ch. 94, § 2, 38 Stat. 958).

The requirement for signature in the corresponding section of existing statute is omitted; regulations of the Patent Office can take care of any substitute. A redundant clause is omitted.

Editorial Notes

2002—Puspan. L. 107–273 made technical correction to directory language of Puspan. L. 106–113. See 1999 Amendment note below.

1999—Puspan. L. 106–113, as amended by Puspan. L. 107–273, substituted “Director” for “Commissioner”.

1975—Puspan. L. 94–131 substituted provisions respecting drawings requiring necessary-for-understanding drawings and submission of drawings within prescribed time period and limiting use of drawings submitted after filing date of application for prior provision requiring the applicant to furnish a drawing when the nature of the case admitted it.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 106–113 effective 4 months after Nov. 29, 1999, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4731] of Puspan. L. 106–113, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 94–131 effective Jan. 24, 1978, and applicable on and after that date to patent applications filed in the United States and to international applications, where applicable, see section 11 of Puspan. L. 94–131, set out as an Effective Date note under section 351 of this title.