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PUBLIC LAWS--CHS. 910, 911-AUG. 8 , 1946 effect as it would have had if filed in the United States on the date on senvntion of adperon which it was filed in such foreign country: Provided, That where an invention was made by a person, civil or military, during the time such person was domiciled in the United States or its possessions and was serving in a foreign country in connection with the prosecution of the war on behalf of the United States or its allies, the inventor thereof shall be entitled, in interference and other proceedings arising in connection with such invention, to the same rights of priority with respect to such invention as if the same had been made in the United States. Term of patent. SEC. 10. No patent for an invention or a discovery granted under the provisions of section 1 or 3 of this Act shall extend for a longer term than twenty years from the filing date of the first application regularly filed in any country disclosing the same invention, and in no event for a period m excess of seventeen years from the date of the grant of such patent. clams for patent SEC. 11. No claims for patent infringement shall be made or action itfringo t' etc re- brought by or on behalf of or for the benefit of any country or a national of any country against which the United States has declared the existence of a state of war, in respect to any manufacture, use, or sale since September 8, 1939. pei meurestaken SE. 12. That nothing in this Act shall affect any act which has been in orldWar I. or shall be done by virtue of the special measures taken during World War II under legislative, executive, or administrative authority of the United States in regard to the rights of any enemy, or ally of an 0-31;B. pp . v,. enemy, as defined by the Trading With the Enemy Act of October 6, "dseppq. 54182 1917 (40 Stat. L. 411), as amended, in patents for inventions and 418, 925; infra. designs. 4 Ste.2. SEO. 13. Section 10 (a) of the said Trading With the Enemy Act, i50.(S. C. app. relating to the filing and prosecution of applications for patents and the registration of trade-marks, prints, labels, and copyrights, by an enemy, or ally of an enemy, is hereby repealed. Nonextension of SEC. 14. The benefits of this Act shall not extend in favor of inven- tions, applications, or patents made by or owned by citizens of any country with which the United States shall have been at war since the 8th day of September 1939. The Alien Property Custodian shall be entitled to the benefits of this Act. Judicial finding on SEc. 15. Nothing contained in this Act shall be effective to nullify any judicial finding upon the validity of any patent for an invention, discovery, or a design heretofore made by a court of competent jurisdiction. aeprability of pro- SE. 16. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part of this Act shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operations to the clause, sentence, paragraph, or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered. Approved August 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 911] August s, 19 AN ACT [^H.R .1 To amend the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended, 80 as to improve international collaboration with respect to meteorology. Civi Aeronautics Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Act ovf 1, amend- United States of America in Congress assembled That section 803 of mt. the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended (U. S. C., 1940 edition, 2Stat. 1014. title 49, sec. 603), is amended to read as follows: 944 [60 STAT.