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H.R. 9199 (93rd): An Act to amend title 35, United States Code, “Patents”, and for other purposes.


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1/2/1975--Public Law. (LATEST SUMMARY) Provides that there shall be in the Patent Office a Commissioner of Patents, a Deputy Commissioner, two Assistant Commissioners, and not more than fifteen examiners-in-chief, who shall, with the exception of the examiners-in-chief, be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Provides that the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner, the two Assistant Commissioners and the examiners-in-chief shall constitute a Board of Appeals to review adverse decisions of examiners upon application for patents. Provides that the Commissioner may accept unavoidable delays in payment of issue fees.