35 U.S.C. 133: Time for prosecuting application

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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35 U.S.C. 133 Time for prosecuting application.

Upon failure of the applicant to prosecute the application within six months after any action therein, of which notice has been given or mailed to the applicant, or within such shorter time, not less than thirty days, as fixed by the Director in such action, the application shall be regarded as abandoned by the parties thereto.

(Amended Nov. 29, 1999, Public Law 106-113, sec. 1000(a)(9), 113 Stat. 1501A-582 (S. 1948 sec. 4732(a)(10)(A)); Dec. 18, 2012, Public Law 12-211, sec. 202(b)(5), 126 Stat. 1536.)