請問:美國專利期限規定

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訪客 (未確認)
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請問:美國專利期限規定

美國專利期限規定是否明載於"法條"或"USPTO網站"上?
因為一直找不到support以下規定專利期限法規
請教該去哪裡找到解答呢?

最早期的「發明專利」專利期為專利獲准日起算 17 年。在 1995 年 6 月 8 日前申請但卻在 1995 年 6 月 8 日後獲准或在1995 年 6 月 8 日仍有效的「發明專利」,專利期為以下兩期間之較長者:從獲准日起算 17 年,或從美國申請日起算 20 年。1995 年 6 月 8 日後申請的「發明專利」申請案,專利期為實際申請日起算 20 年。

哈今
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請問:美國專利期限規定

你可以到美國專利局的網站用關鍵字檢索.

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/documents/2700_2701.htm

milezhu
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請問:美國專利期限規定

美國專利的期限到底是多少? 在發明人保護法案通過后,對於一個具體的案子,可能不是每個美國代理人所能算出來的。我看了又看,腦袋都大了。

有沒有高手指點一下?

訪客 (未確認)
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請問:美國專利期限規定

不是如第一篇post所提嗎?

Martin
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請問:美國專利期限規定

milezhu wrote:美國專利的期限到底是多少? 在發明人保護法案通過后,對於一個具體的案子,可能不是每個美國代理人所能算出來的。我看了又看,腦袋都大了。

有沒有高手指點一下?

General idea of Patent Term-
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35 U.S.C. 154 Contents and term of patent; provisional rights.
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(2) TERM.-Subject to the payment of fees under this title, such grant shall be for a term beginning on the date on which the patent issues and ending 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, if the application contains a specific reference to an earlier filed application or applications under section 120, 121, or 365(c) of this title, from the date on which the earliest such application was filed.
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Also need to take care of the greater of "20 years from the effective filing date," or "17 years term from the issue date of patent" if patent application is filed before June 8, 1995.

Martin
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請問:美國專利期限規定

Martin wrote:milezhu wrote:美國專利的期限到底是多少? 在發明人保護法案通過后,對於一個具體的案子,可能不是每個美國代理人所能算出來的。我看了又看,腦袋都大了。

有沒有高手指點一下?

General idea of Patent Term-
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35 U.S.C. 154 Contents and term of patent; provisional rights.
(a) IN GENERAL.-
(2) TERM.-Subject to the payment of fees under this title, such grant shall be for a term beginning on the date on which the patent issues and ending 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, if the application contains a specific reference to an earlier filed application or applications under section 120, 121, or 365(c) of this title, from the date on which the earliest such application was filed.
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Also need to take care of the greater of "20 years from the effective filing date," or "17 years term from the issue date of patent" if patent application is filed before June 8, 1995.

Again, as 哈今站長 said, these rules are explained in MPEP 2701 Patent Term [R-2], and also MPEP 2710 Term Extensions or Adjustments if there is such Patent Term Adjustments things happened.

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]MPEP 2701 Patent Term Para(II)-
For applications filed on or after June 8, 1995, Section 532(a)(1) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Pub. L. 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809 (1994)) amended 35 U.S.C. 154 to provide that the term of a patent (other than a design patent) begins on the date the patent issues and ends on the date that is twenty years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the United States or, if the application contains a specific reference to an earlier filed application or applications under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121, or 365(c), twenty years from the filing date of the earliest of such application(s). This patent term provision is referred to as the "twenty-year term." Design patents have a term of fourteen years from the date of patent grant. See 35 U.S.C 173 and MPEP § 1505.

All patents (other than design patents) that were in force on June 8, 1995, or that issued on an application that was filed before June 8, 1995, have a term that is the greater of the "twenty-year term" or seventeen years from the patent grant. See 35 U.S.C. 154(c). A patent granted on an international application filed before June 8, 1995, and which entered the national stage under 35 U.S.C. 371 before, on or after June 8, 1995, will have a term that is the greater of seventeen years from the date of grant or twenty years from the international filing date or any earlier filing date relied upon under 35 U.S.C. 120, 121 or 365(c). The terms of these patents are subject to reduction by any applicable terminal disclaimers (discussed below).
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