Prosecution of Application and Appointment of Attorney or Agent
Who May Apply for a Patent
The Application
Oath or Declaration
The Drawings
Models, Exhibits, Specimens
Information Disclosure Statement
Examination of Applications
Action by Applicant and Further Consideration
Transitional Provisions
Affidavits Overcoming Rejections
Time for Reply by Applicant; Abandonment of Application
Joinder of Inventions in One Application; Restriction
Design Patents
Plant Patents
Petitions and Action by the Director
Appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Publication of Applications
Miscellaneous Provisions
Preissuance Submissions and Protests by Third Parties
Allowance and Issue of Patent
Correction of Errors in Patent
Arbitration Awards
Amendment of Rules
Maintenance Fees

Terms Used In CFR > Title 37 > Chapter I > Subchapter A > Part 1 > Subpart B

  • Administrator: The Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Administrator: The Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or any person authorized to act for the Administrator. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Animal: All animals except birds, but including poultry. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Animal Import Center: Quarantine facilities operated by APHIS in Newburgh, New York, and Miami, Florida. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • APHIS representative: An individual, including, but not limited to, an animal health technician or veterinarian, authorized by the Administrator to perform the services for which the user fees in this part are charged. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Applicant: Any person who requests service under this part. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Bird: Any member of the class aves, other than poultry. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Department: The United States Department of Agriculture. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Equine: Any horse, ass, mule, or zebra. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Export health certificate: An official document that, as required by the importing country, is endorsed by an APHIS representative and states that animals, animal products, organisms, vectors, or birds to be exported from the United States were found to be healthy and free from evidence of communicable diseases and pests. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Germ plasm: Semen, embryos, or ova. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Inspector: Any officer or employee of the Department of cooperating agency authorized to perform any duties at any plant furnished service under this part. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Person: An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other public or private entity, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint stock company, or other form of organization. See 37 CFR 1.71
  • Pet birds: Birds, except hatching eggs and ratites, that are imported or exported for the personal pleasure of their individual owners and are not intended for resale. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Poultry: Chickens, doves, ducks, geese, grouse, guinea fowl, partridges, pea fowl, pheasants, pigeons, quail, swans, and turkeys. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • Test: A single analysis performed on a single specimen from an animal, animal product, commercial product, or animal feed. See 37 CFR 1.22
  • United States: The several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and all other territories and possessions of the United States. See 37 CFR 1.22