Historical and Revision Notes

Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 151 (Feb. 1, 1952, ch. 4, § 1, 66 Stat. 3, 4).

Language is changed.

Editorial Notes
Amendments

1999—Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(10)(B)], substituted “Commissioner of Patents” for “Commissioner” wherever appearing.

Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(7)(A)], in first par., inserted “by the publication of an application or” after “disclosure” and “the publication of the application or” after “withhold”.

Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(7)(B)], inserted “by the publication of an application or” after “disclosure of an invention” in second par.

Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(7)(C)], in third par., inserted “by the publication of the application or” after “disclosure of the invention” and “the publication of the application or” after “withhold”.

Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(7)(D)], inserted “the publication of an application or” after “kept secret and” in first sentence of fourth par.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Amendment by section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4507(7)] of Pub. L. 106–113 effective Nov. 29, 2000, and applicable only to applications (including international applications designating the United States) filed on or after that date, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4508] of Pub. L. 106–113, as amended, set out as a note under section 10 of this title.

Amendment by section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(10)(B)] of Pub. L. 106–113 effective 4 months after Nov. 29, 1999, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4731] of Pub. L. 106–113, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

Transfer of Functions

Atomic Energy Commission abolished and functions transferred by sections 5814 and 5841 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. See, also, Transfer of Functions notes set out under those sections.

Defense Agencies

Department of Homeland Security designated as a defense agency of United States for purposes of this chapter by Executive Order No. 13286, § 85, Feb. 28, 2003, 68 F.R. 10632.