37 CFR 1.741
Complete application given a filing date; petition procedure.
This document contains one section of Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This page was last updated in November, 2005. You may return to the main 37 CFR Index, or to the index for one of the follow parts:
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(a)The filing date of an application for extension of a patent term is the date on which a complete application is received in the Office or filed pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 1.8 or § 1.10. A complete application must include:
(1)An identification of the approved product;
(2)An identification of each Federal statute under which regulatory review occurred;
(3)An identification of the patent for which an extension is being sought;
(4)An identification of each claim of the patent which claims the approved product or a method of using or manufacturing the approved product;
(5)Sufficient information to enable the Director to determine under subsections (a) and (b) of 35 U.S.C. 156 the eligibility of a patent for extension, and the rights that will be derived from the extension, and information to enable the Director and the Secretary of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of Agriculture to determine the length of the regulatory review period; and
(6)A brief description of the activities undertaken by the marketing applicant during the applicable regulatory review period with respect to the approved product and the significant dates applicable to such activities.