35 U.S.C. 374: Publication of international application

Taken from the 9th Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

Current Pre-AIA AIA Redline

Previous: §373 | Next: §374 (pre-AIA)

35 U.S.C. 374 Publication of international application.

[Editor Note: Applicable to any patent application subject to the first inventor to file provisions of the AIA (see 35 U.S.C. 100 (note) ). See 35 U.S.C. 374 (pre-AIA) for the law otherwise applicable.]

The publication under the treaty defined in section 351(a), of an international application designating the United States shall be deemed a publication under section 122(b), except as provided in section 154(d).

(Added Nov. 14, 1975, Public Law 94-131, sec. 1, 89 Stat. 689; amended Nov. 29, 1999, Public Law 106-113, sec. 1000(a)(9), 113 Stat. 1501A-566 (S. 1948 sec. 4507(10)); amended Nov. 2, 2002, Public Law 107-273, sec.13205, 116 Stat. 1903; amended Sept. 16, 2011, Public Law 112-29, secs. 20(j) (effective Sept. 16, 2012) and 3(g)(effective March 16, 2013), 125 Stat. 284.)