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Primary Sources

  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Changes to Continued Prosecution Application Practice; Interim Rule (2014)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Changes to Implement the Prioritized Examination for Requests for Continued Examination; Final Rule (2011)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Changes to Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and to Revise Reexamination Fees; Final Rule (2012)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Changes to Permit Delayed Submission of Certain Requirements for Prioritized Examination; Interim Rule (2014)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First Inventor to File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Final Rule (2013)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Revision of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating to Appellate Review; Final Rules (2012)
  • 37 CFR Part 1 – Revision of Standard for Granting an Inter Partes Reexamination Request; Final Rule (2011)
  • 37 CFR Part 1- Revision of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating to Information Disclosure Statements; Final Rule (2011)
  • 37 CFR Part 1- Revisions to Implement the Patent Term Adjustment Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Technical Corrections Act; Final Rule (2014)
  • 37 CFR Part 1- Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment; Interim Final Rule (2013)
  • 37 CFR Part 6 – International Trademark Classification Changes, Final Rule (2012)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1 – Changes to Implement the First Inventor to File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Final Rules (2013)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1 – Changes to Implement the Patent Law Treaty; Final Rule; Correction (2013)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1 & 41 – Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals; Final Rule (2011)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1, 3 & 11 – Changes to Implement the Patent Law Treaty; Final Rules (2013)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1, 41 & 42 – Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees; Final Rule (2013)
  • 37 CFR Parts 1, 5, 10, 11 & 41 – Changes to Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy- Smith America Invents Act; Final Rule (2012)
  • 37 CFR Parts 2 and 7 – Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases; Final Rule (2012)
  • 47 CFR – Telecommunication(Revised as of October, 2010) (2010)
  • Act to Amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to Correct an Error in the Provisions Relating to Remedies for Dilution (Public Law 112-190, 126 Stat. 1436) (2012)
  • Act to Correct and Improve Certain Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and Title 35, United States Code (Public Law No. 112-274, 126 Stat. 2456) (2013)
  • America Competes Act (Public Law 110-69, 121 Stat. 572) (2007)
  • America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358, 124 Stat. 3982) (2011)
  • Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (Public Law 111–148, 124 Stat. 119) (2009)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Customs Duties (Revised as of April 1, 2012) (2012)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 37, Subchapter A-Copyright Office and Procedures, Part 201, and Subchapter B-Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures, Part 253 (2012)
  • Communications Act of 1934, Title 47 U.S.C., Section 151 et. seq (as amended through Public Law 112–96, enacted February 22, 2012) (2013)
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (2009)
  • Consolidated Antitrust Laws from the United States Code, 15 U.S.C §§ 1-7 (Sherman Act); 15 U.S.C. §§ 12-27 and 29 U.S.C. §§ 52-53 (Clayton Act); 15 U.S.C. §§ 41-58 (The Federal Trade Commission Act); 15 U.S.C. § 13 (Robinson-Patman Act) (2010)
  • Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act of 2010 (2010)
  • Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-419, 118 Stat. 2341) (2004)
  • Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act (Public Law 109-303, 119 Stat. 1478) (2006)
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (Public Law No. 114-153) (2016)
  • Disclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the Border (2012)
  • Dot Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act Of 2002 (Public Law 107, 116 Stat. 2766) (2002)
  • Economic Espionage Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1831 et seq. (2008)
  • Extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan; Notice (2010)
  • Extension of the Period for Comments on the Enhancement of Quality of Software Related Patents; Notice (2013)
  • Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-9, 119 Stat. 218) (2005)
  • Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-85, 121 Stat. 823) (2007)
  • Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246, 122 Stat. 1651) (2008)
  • Glossary Pilot Program; Notice (2014)
  • Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107, 116 Stat. 2135) (2002)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-446, 118 Stat. 2647) (2004)
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-482, 118 Stat. 3912) (2004)
  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) (2011)
  • Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-173, 117 Stat. 2066) (2003)
  • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (2011)
  • National Stolen Property Act of 1948, 18 U.S.C. § 2314 (2009)
  • Notice of Forum on the Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, and Natural Products; Notice of Public Meeting (2014)
  • Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112–211, 126 Stat. 1527) (2012)
  • Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-403, 122 Stat. 4256) (2008)
  • Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Pilot Program (2012)
  • Rules of Practice in Patent Cases, 37 C.F.R. 1 (Consolidated Patent Rules as of May 2014) (2014)
  • Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (2010)
  • Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (Public Law No. 111-175) (2010)
  • Section 355 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C.§ 355 (2010)
  • Small Business Act (as amended through Public Law 113–76, 128 Stat. 5 on January 17, 2014) (2014)
  • Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-321, 116 Stat. 2780) (2002)
  • Stevenson – Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended through America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358, 124 Stat. 3982), 2011 (2011)
  • Supplementary Examination Guidelines for Determining Compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112 and for Treatment of Related Issues in Patent Applications (2011)
  • The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (the BPCI Act) (2010)
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, of March 23, 2010 (2010)
  • Title 15 – Commerce and Trade, 2000 Edition, Supplement 1 (Effective as of January 22, 2002) (2001)
  • Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-312, 120 Stat. 1730) (2006)
  • Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendment Act of 2010 (Public Law No. 111-146, 124 Stat. 66, 2010) (2010)
  • U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, 17. U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq. (consolidated version of December 2011) (2011)
  • U.S. Crimes and Criminal Procedure, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (2013)
  • U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (consolidated as of May 2015) (2015)
  • U.S. Trademark Law: Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases, 37 C.F.R. 2 et seq. & Federal Statues; Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated Trademark Law and Regulation as of July 11, 2015) (2015)
  • U.S. Trademark Law: Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases, 37 C.F.R. 2 et seq. & Federal Statues; Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. & Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. Part 1 (Consolidated Trademark Law and Regulation as of July 11, 2015) (2015)
  • United States – Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (2011)
  • United States– Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Public Law 112-43, 125 Stat. 497) (2011)
  • United States–Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (2011)
  • Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (Public Law 113-144, 128 Stat. 1751), 2014 (2014)
  • Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-435, 122 Stat.4974) (2008)
  • Work Made for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-379, 114 Stat.1444) (2000)

Secondary Sources

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