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Many updates have been included within the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023.
The USPTO February 2023 Publication of Revision 07.2022 updates sections of MPEP Chapters 100, 200, 400-1500, 1700, 1800, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2400, 2500, and 2700-2900. The updated sections have a revision indicator of [R-07.2022], meaning these sections have been updated to reflect USPTO patent practice and relevant case law as of July 31, 2022. In addition, the February 2023 publication of Revision 07.2022 updates Chapter FPC - Form Paragraphs Consolidated, the Foreword, the Introduction, the Subject Matter Index, and all appendices except Appendix I and Appendix P.
This LexisNexis product has been further updated to include the most current PTO forms available at the time of publication. In addition, Appendix L with United States Code Title 35 – Patents is now current through Public Law 117-327, approved December 27, 2022, with a gap of Public Law 117-263.
Appendix R, which offers Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights is now current through Federal Register, Volume 88, Number 58, Monday, March 27, 2023 with the exception of the amendments appearing at 88 FR 18038 and 88 FR 18056.
Also note that while the Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2022, instructs the practitioner to access the Trademark Federal Statutes and Rules (TFSR) [Electronic Version] [PDF] for the rules in Part 2 of Title 37 of the CFR, this LexisNexis product has provided the rules in Part 2 of Title 37 of the CFR within this Appendix R. They too are current through March 27, 2023 with the exception of the amendments appearing at 88 FR 18038 and 88 FR 18056.
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Table of contents
MANUAL OF PATENT EXAMINING PROCEDURE
MPEP VOLUME 1
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
MPEP VOLUME 2
Chapter 1500 Design Patents
Chapter 1600 Plant Patents
Chapter 1700 Miscellaneous
Chapter 1800 Patent Cooperation Treaty
Chapter 1900 Protest
Chapter 2000 Duty of Disclosure
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
MPEP VOLUME 3
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