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Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Index

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, published in March 2014.
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MPEP Chapter Index

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
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