Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Index

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015.
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MPEP Chapter Index

Foreword

Introduction

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

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

300: Ownership and Assignment

400: Representative of Applicant or Owner

500: Receipt and Handling of Mail and Papers

600: Parts, Form, and Content of Application

700: Examination of Applications

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

900: Prior Art, Classification, and Search

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

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

1200: Appeal

1300: Allowance and Issue

1400: Correction of Patents

1500: Design Patents

1600: Plant Patents

1700: Miscellaneous

1800: Patent Cooperation Treaty

1900: Protest

2000: Duty of Disclosure

2100: Patentability

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

2300: Interference Proceedings

2400: Biotechnology

2500: Maintenance Fees

2600: Optional Inter Partes Reexamination

2700: Patent Terms and Extensions

2800: Supplemental Examination

2900: International Design Applications