Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

This is the latest edition of the official text of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure.
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Many updates have been included within the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Last Revised November 2015. The USPTO has substantively revised MPEP §§ 2131.03, 2144.05, 2161, 2161.01, 2163, and 2181, and Appendix II in November 2015. MPEP Chapters 600, 700, 800, 1200, and FPC have also been re-dated to "November 2015" due to minor form paragraph revisions in these documents.

The USPTO also significantly updated all MPEP units in October 2015, including the addition of Chapter 2900 entitled "International Design Applications" and Chapter FPC entitled "Form Paragraphs Consolidated".

But this LexisNexis product has been further updated to include the most current information and PTO forms available at the time of publication. Appendix L providing the United States Code Title 35 – Patents is current through Public Law 114-114, approved December 28, 2015 with gaps of PL's 114-94, 114-95, and 114-113. Appendix R offering Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights is current through Volume 81, Number 36 -- February 24, 2016.

The LexisNexis product also has been enhanced to include additional text from Title 37 within these Parts, specifically:

•  PART 3 ASSIGNMENT, RECORDING AND RIGHTS OF ASSIGNEE
•  PART 11 REPRESENTATION OF OTHERS BEFORE THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
•  PART 41 PRACTICE BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS AND INTERFERENCES
•  PART 42 TRIAL PRACTICE BEFORE THE PATENT TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD
•  PART 90 JUDICIAL REVIEW OF PATENT TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD DECISIONS
•  PART 102 DISCLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
•  PART 104 LEGAL PROCESSES
•  PART 150 REQUESTS FOR PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS PURSUANT TO 17 U.S.C. 902(A)(2)

Table of Contents

MANUAL OF PATENT EXAMINING PROCEDURE



MPEP VOLUME 1


Change Summary

Title Page

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 100 Secrecy, Access, National Security, and Foreign Filing

Chapter 200 Types, Cross-Noting, and Status of Application

Chapter 300 Ownership and Assignment

Chapter 400 Representative of Applicant or Owner

Chapter 500 Receipt and Handling of Mail and Papers

Chapter 600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

Chapter 700 Examination of Applications

Chapter 800 Restriction in Applications Filed Under 35 U.S.C. 111; Double Patenting

Chapter 900 Prior Art, Classification, and Search

Chapter 1000 Matters Decided by Various U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials

Chapter 1100 Statutory Invention Registration (SIR); Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) and Preissuance Submissions

Chapter 1200 Appeal

Chapter 1300 Allowance and Issue

Chapter 1400 Correction of Patents

Chapter 1500 Design Patents

Chapter 1600 Plant Patents

Chapter 1700 Miscellaneous

Chapter 1800 Patent Cooperation Treaty

Chapter 1900 Protest

Chapter 2000 Duty of Disclosure



MPEP VOLUME 2

Chapter 2100 Patentability

Chapter 2200 Citation of Prior Art and Ex Parte Reexamination of Patents

Chapter 2300 Interference Proceedings

Chapter 2400 Biotechnology

Chapter 2500 Maintenance Fees

Chapter 2600 Optional Inter Partes Reexamination

Chapter 2700 Patent Terms and Extensions

Chapter 2800 Supplemental Examination

Chapter 2900 International Design Applications

Appendix I Reserved

Appendix II List of Decisions Cited

Appendix L Patent Laws

Appendix R Patent Rules

Appendix T Patent Cooperation Treaty

Appendix AI Administrative Instructions Under the PCT

Appendix P Paris Convention

Subject Matter Index

Form Paragraphs