United States Code/Title 35/Chapter 27/Section 267

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Title 35, Chapter 27, Section 267. Time for taking action in Government applications

Section 267. Time for taking action in Government applications

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 133 and 151 of this title, the Director may extend the time for taking any action to three years, when an application has become the property of the United States and the head of the appropriate department or agency of the Government has certified to the Director that the invention disclosed therein is important to the armament or defense of the United States.

Source[edit]

(July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 811; Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(9) [title IV, Sec. 4732(a)(10)(A)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A-582; Pub. L. 107-273, div. C, title III, Sec. 13206(b)(1)(B), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1906.)

Historical and Revision Notes[edit]

Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 37 (R.S. 4894, amended (1) Mar. 3, 1897, ch. 391, Sec. 4, 29 Stat. 692, 693, (2) July 6, 1916, ch. 225, Sec. 1, 39 Stat. 345, 347-8, (3) Mar. 2, 1927, ch. 273, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 1335, (4) Aug. 7, 1939, ch. 568, 53 Stat. 1264).

This provision, which appears as the last two sentences of the corresponding section of the present statute (see note to section 133) is made a separate section and rewritten in simpler form.

Amendments[edit]

2002[edit]

Pub. L. 107-273 made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106-113. See 1999 Amendment note below.

1999[edit]

Pub. L. 106-113, as amended by Pub. L. 107-273, substituted “Director” for “Commissioner” in two places.

Effective Date of 1999 Amendment[edit]

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