35 U.S.C. § 151 - Issue of patent

Cite as:35 U.S.C. § 151
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-135 (03/26/2020)

(a) IN GENERAL.-If it appears that an applicant is entitled to a patent under the law, a written notice of allowance of the application shall be given or mailed to the applicant. The notice shall specify a sum, constituting the issue fee and any required publication fee, which shall be paid within 3 months thereafter.

(b) EFFECT OF PAYMENT.-Upon payment of this sum the patent may issue, but if payment is not timely made, the application shall be regarded as abandoned.

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