37 CFR 5.33: Reserved

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

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5.33    [Reserved]

[49 FR 13463, Apr. 4, 1984; amended, 61 FR 56439, Nov. 1, 1996, effective Dec. 2, 1996; removed and reserved, 62 FR 53132, Oct. 10, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997]

Index I   RULES RELATING TO PATENTS

A

Abandoned applications:

Abandonment by failure to reply ______ 1.135

Abandonment after judgment ______ 41.127

Abandonment for failure to pay issue fee ______ 1.316

Express abandonment ______ 1.138

Processing fee ______ 1.21(n)

Referred to in issued patents ______ 1.14

Revival of ______ 1.137

When open to public inspection ______ 1.14

Abandonment of application. (See Abandoned applications.)

Abstract of the disclosure ______ 1.72(b), 1.77, 1.163

Access to pending applications (limited) ______ 1.14

Action by applicant ______ 1.111 - 1.114

Addresses for correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 1.1

Deposit account replenishment ______ 1.25(c)(3)

Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ______ 1.1(a)

Disciplinary Proceedings ______ 1.1(a)(3)(ii)

FOIA Officer ______ 102.1(b), 102.4(a)

Generally ______ 1.1(a)

Licensing and Review ______ 5.1(a)

Office of the General Counsel ______ 1.1(a)(3),

Office of the Solicitor ______ 1.1(a)(3)(iii),

Mail Stops

Mail Stop 8 ______ 1.1(a)(3)

Mail Stop 24 ______ 4.3(c)

Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services ______ 1.1(a)(4)(i), 3.27

Mail Stop Congressional Relations ______ 150.6

Mail Stop Document Services ______ 1.1(a)(4)(ii)

Mail Stop Ex parte Reexam ______ 1.1(c)(1)

Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE ______ 1.1(e)

Mail Stop Inter partes Reexam ______ 1.1(c)(2)

Mail Stop Interference ______ 41.10(b)

Mail Stop L&R ______ 5.1

Mail Stop OED ______ 1.1(a)(5), 4.6

Mail Stop PCT ______ 1.1(b), 1.417, 1.434(a), 1.480(b)

Maintenance fee payments ______ 1.1(d)

Patent correspondence ______ 1.1(a)(1)

Patent and Trademark Appeal Board ______ 1.1(a)(1), 41.10, 42.6(b)(2)(ii)

Privacy Officer ______ 102.23(a), 102.24(a)

Trademark correspondence ______ 2.190(a)

Adjustment of patent term. (see Patent term adjustment due to examination delay.)

Administrator may make application and receive patent (see Legal Representative)

Admission to practice. (See Attorneys and agents.)

Affidavit (See also Oath in patent application):

After appeal ______ 41.33

As evidence in a contested case ______ 41.154

Attribution or prior public disclosure under the AIA ______ 1.130

To disqualify commonly owned patent or published application as prior art ______ 1.131(c)

Traversing rejections or objections ______ 1.132

Agents. (See Attorneys and agents.)

Allowance and issue of patent:

Amendment after allowance ______ 1.312

Application abandoned for nonpayment of issue fee ______ 1.316

Deferral of issuance ______ 1.314

Delayed payment of issue fee ______ 1.137

Delivery of patent ______ 1.315

Failure to pay issue fee ______ 1.137(c), 1.316

Issuance of patent ______ 1.314

Notice of allowance ______ 1.311

Patent to issue upon payment of issue fee ______ 1.311, 1.314

Patent to lapse if issue fee is not paid in full ______ 1.317

Reasons for ______ 1.104(e)

Withdrawal from issue ______ 1.313

Amendment:

Adding or substituting claims ______ 1.121

After appeal ______ 41.33, 41.63

After decision on appeal, based on new rejection by the Board ______ 41.50(b)(1), 41.77(b)(1)

After final action ______ 1.116

After final action (transitional procedures) ______ 1.129

After notice of allowance ______ 1.312

Copying claim of another application for interference ______ 41.202

Copying claim of issued patent ______ 41.202

Deletions and insertions ______ 1.121

Drawings ______ 1.121

During inter partes review ______ 42.107(d), 42.221

Manner of making ______ 1.121

Not covered by original oath ______ 1.67

Numbering of claims ______ 1.126

Of amendments ______ 1.121

Of claims ______ 1.121

Of disclosure ______ 1.121

Of drawing ______ 1.121

Of specification ______ 1.121

Paper and writing ______ 1.52

Petition from refusal to admit ______ 1.127

Preliminary ______ 1.115

Proposed during interference ______ 41.121, 41.208

Provisional application ______ 1.53(c)

Reexamination proceedings ______ 1.121(j), 1.530, 1.941

Reissue ______ 1.121(i), 1.173

Requisites of ______ 1.33, 1.111, 1.116, 1.121, 1.125

Right to amend ______ 1.111, 1.116, 1.127

Signature to ______ 1.33

Substitute specification ______ 1.125

Time for ______ 1.134

To applications in interference ______ 41.121

To correct inaccuracies ______ 1.121

To correspond to original drawing or specification ______ 1.121

To reissues. ______ 1.173

To save from abandonment ______ 1.135

Within appeal brief ______ 41.37(c)(2), 41.41(b)(1),

Amino acid sequences. (See Nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences.)

Appeals:

Civil Actions under 35 U.S.C. 145 or 146 ______ 90.3

To Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:

Fee provided by rules of court ______ 90.2

From the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 90.1, 90.3

Notice and service ______ 90.2

Time for filing notice of appeal ______ 90.3

To the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Affidavits after appeal ______ 41.33, 41.63

Briefs ______ 41.37, 41.41, 41.67, 41.68, 41.71

Decision/Action by Board ______ 41.50, 41.77

Return of jurisdiction to examiner ______ 1.979, 41.54, 41.81

Termination of proceedings ______ 1.197(b), 42.72

Ex parte appeals ______ 41.30 - 41.54

Examiner’s answer ______ 41.39, 41.69

Fees ______ 41.20, 41.45

Hearing of ______ 41.47, 41.73, 42.70

Inter partes reexamination ______ 41.61 - 41.81

New grounds of rejection ______ 41.39(a)(2), 41.50(b), 41.69(b),

______ 41.71(c)(3), 41.77(b)

Notice of appeal ______ 41.31, 41.61

Public inspection or publication of decisions ______ 41.6, 42.14

Rehearing ______ 41.50(b)(2), 41.52, 41.79, 41.77(b)(2)

Reopening after final Board decision ______ 1.198

Sanctions ______ 41.128, 42.12

What may be appealed ______ 41.31, 41.61

Who may appeal ______ 41.31, 41.61

Applicant for patent:

Assignee or obligated assignee ______ 1.46

Correspondence address ______ 1.33

Daytime telephone number ______ 1.33

Deceased or legally incapacitated inventor ______ 1.43, 1.422

In a continued prosecution application ______ 1.53(b), 1.53(d)(4)

In an international application ______ 1.421 - 1.424

Informed of application number ______ 1.54(b)

Inventorship in a provisional application ______ 41.41(c)

Legal Representative ______ 1.43

Legal Representative ______ 1.43

Mailing address and residence of inventors may be provided in oath/declaration or in application data sheet ______ 1.63, 1.76

Must be represented by a patent practitioner if juristic entity ______ 1.31

Person making oath or declaration ______ 1.64 (pre‑AIA)

Personal attendance unnecessary ______ 1.2

Required to conduct business with decorum and courtesy ______ 1.3

Required to report assistance received ______ 1.4

Who may apply for a patent ______ 1.41 -1.48

Application Data sheet ______ 1.76

Application for patent (See also Abandoned applications, Claims, Drawing, Examination of applications, Provisional applications, Publication of application, Published application, Reissues, Specification):

Access to ______ 1.14

Acknowledgment of filing ______ 1.54(b)

Alteration ______ 1.52(c), 1.53(d)(5)

Application number and filing date ______ 1.54

Arrangement ______ 1.77

Compact disc submissions (see Electronic documents)

Confidentiality of applications ______ 1.14

Continuation or division, reexecution not required ______ 1.63

Continued prosecution application ______ 1.53(d)

Filed by facsimile ______ 1.6, 1.8

Copies of, furnished to applicants ______ 1.59

Cross-references to related applications ______ 1.78

Deceased or legally incapacitated inventor ______ 1.43

Declaration ______ 1.68

Duty of disclosure ______ 1.56

Examined only when complete ______ 1.53 (pre‑AIA) 1.53

Filed by other than inventor ______ 1.42, 1.43, 1.46,

Filing date ______ 1.53(pre‑plt(AIA))

Filing requirements ______ 1.53(pre‑plt(AIA))

Foreign language oath or declaration ______ 1.69

Formulas and tables ______ 1.58

General requisites ______ 1.51

Identification required in letters concerning ______ 1.5

Incomplete application not forwarded for examination ______ 1.53(pre‑plt(AIA))

Interlineations, etc., to be indicated ______ 1.52

Involving national security ______ 5.1

Language, paper, writing, margin ______ 1.52

Later filing of oath and filing fee ______ 1.53 (pre‑AIA)

Missing pages when application filed ______ 1.53(e)

Naming of inventors:

Application data sheet ______ 1.76(b)(1)

In a continued prosecution application ______ 1.53(d)(4)

In a provisional application ______ 1.41(c), 1.51(c)(1)(ii)

In an international application ______ 1.421

National stage ______ 1.497

Inconsistencies between application data sheet and oath or declaration ______ 1.76(d)

Joint inventors ______ 1.45

Oath/declaration. ______ 1.63(a)

Non-English language ______ 1.52

Nonpublication request ______ 1.213

Numbering of claims ______ 1.126

Numbering of paragraphs ______ 1.52, 1.125

Original disclosure not expunged ______ 1.59(a)(2)

Parts filed separately ______ 1.54

Parts of application desirably filed together ______ 1.54

Parts of complete application ______ 1.51

Processing fees ______ 1.17

Provisional application ______ 1.9, 1.51, 1.53

Publication of ______ 1.211, 1.219

Published ______ 1.9, 1.215

Relating to atomic energy ______ 1.14

Reservation for future application not permitted ______ 1.79

Secrecy order ______ 5.1 -5.5

Status information ______ 1.14

Tables and formulas ______ 1.58

Third party submission in ______ 1.290

To contain but one invention unless connected ______ 1.141

To whom made ______ 1.51

Two or more by same party with conflicting claims ______ 1.78

Application number ______ 1.5(a), 1.53, 1.54

Arbitration award filing ______ 1.335

Arbitration in a contested case before the Board ______ 41.126, 42.410

Assignee:

Correspondence held with assignee(s) of entire interest ______ 3.71, 3.73

Establishing ownership ______ 3.73(b)

May conduct prosecution of application ______ 3.71, 3.73

May make application for patent ______ 1.46

May take action in Board proceeding ______ 41.9

Must consent to application for reissue of patent ______ 1.171, 1.172

Partial assignee(s) ______ 1.46, 3.71, 3.73, 3.81

Assignments and recording:

Abstracts of title, fee for ______ 1.19(b)(5)

Conditional assignments ______ 3.56

Cover sheet required ______ 3.28, 3.31

Corrections ______ 3.34

Date of receipt is date of record ______ 3.51

Effect of recording ______ 3.54

Fees ______ 1.21(h)

Formal requirements ______ 3.21 -3.28

If recorded before payment of issue fee, patent may issue to assignee ______ 3.81

Impact on entitlement to micro entity status ______ 1.29

Impact on small entity status ______ 1.27

Joint research agreements ______ 3.11(c), 3.31(g)

Mailing address for submitting documents ______ 1.1(a)(4), 3.27

May serve as inventor’s oath or declaration ______ 1.63(e)

Must be recorded in Patent and Trademark Office to issue patent to assignee ______ 3.81

Must identify patent or application ______ 3.21

Orders for copies of ______ 1.12

Patent may issue to assignee ______ 3.81

Recording of assignments ______ 3.11

Records open to public inspection ______ 1.12

Requirements for recording ______ 3.21 -3.41

What will be accepted for recording ______ 3.11

Atomic energy applications reported to Department of Energy ______ 1.14

Attorneys and agents:

Acting in representative capacity ______ 1.33, 1.34

Assignment will not operate as a revocation of power ______ 1.36

Certificate of good standing ______ 1.21(a)

Complaints ______ 4.6

Office cannot aid in selection of ______ 1.31

Personal interviews with examiners ______ 1.133

Power of attorney ______ 1.32

Power to inspect ______ 1.14

Representative capacity ______ 1.33, 1.34

Registration fees ______ 1.21(a)

Required to conduct business with decorum and courtesy ______ 1.3

Revocation of power ______ 1.36(a)

Signature and certificate of attorney ______ 1.4, 11.18

Withdrawal of ______ 1.36(b), 41.5(c)

Authorization of agents. (See Attorneys and agents.)

Award in arbitration ______ 1.335

B

Balance in deposit account ______ 1.25

Basic filing fee ______ 1.16

Benefit of earlier application ______ 1.78

Biological material. (See Deposit of biological material.)

Briefs:

In petitions to Director ______ 1.181(b)

On appeal to Board ______ 41.37, 41.41, 41.67, 41.68, 41.71

Business to be conducted with decorum and courtesy ______ 1.3

Business to be transacted in writing ______ 1.2

C

Certificate of correction ______ 1.322, 1.323

Fees ______ 1.20(a)

Mistakes not corrected ______ 1.325

Certificate of mailing (First Class) or transmission ______ 1.8

Certification effect of presentation to Office ______ 1.4(d), 11.18

Certified copies of records, papers, etc. ______ 1.4(f), 1.13

Fee for certification ______ 1.19(b)(4)

Chemical and mathematical formulae and tables ______ 1.58

Citation of prior art in patented file ______ 1.501

Citation of references ______ 1.104(d)

Civil action (time for commencing under 35 U.S.C. 145 or 146) ______ 90.3(a)(3)

Claims (See also Examination of applications):

Amendment of ______ 1.121(c)

Commence on separate sheet or electronic page ______ 1.52(b)(3), 1.75(h)

Conflicting, same applicant or owner ______ 1.78(e), (f)

Dependent ______ 1.75

Design patent ______ 1.153

Effective filing date of (under AIA) ______ 1.109

May be in dependent form ______ 1.75(c)

More than one permitted ______ 1.75(b)

Multiple dependent ______ 1.75(c)

Must conform to invention and specification ______ 1.75(d)

Notice of rejection of ______ 1.104

Numbering of ______ 1.126

Part of complete application ______ 1.51(b)(1)

Plant patent. ______ 1.164

Rejection of ______ 1.104

Required ______ 1.75(a)

Separate from other parts of application ______ 1.75(h)

Twice rejected before appeal ______ 41.31(a)(1)

Color drawing ______ 1.6(d)(4), 1.84(a)(2)

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks (See Director of the USPTO.)

Common ownership, statement by assignee may be required ______ 1.104(c)

Compact disc submissions. (See Electronic documents.)

Complaints against examiners, how presented ______ 1.3

Complaints regarding invention promoters (See Invention promoters.)

Composition of matter, specimens of ingredients may be required ______ 1.93

Computer program listing appendix ______ 1.96

Concurrent office proceedings ______ 1.178(b), 1.565(a), 1.610(b)(3), 1.620(d), 1.985 -1.995

Conflicting claims, same applicant or owner in two or more applications ______ 1.78(e), (f)

Contested cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 41.100 -41.158

Continued examination, request for ______ 1.114

Fee ______ 1.17(e)

Suspension of action after ______ 1.103

Continued prosecution application ______ 1.53(d)

Suspension of action in ______ 1.103(c)

Continuing application for invention disclosed and claimed in prior application ______ 1.53, 1.63(d)

Control number, display of ______ 1.419

Copies of patents, published applications, records, etc. ______ 1.11, 1.12, 1.13

Copies of records, fees ______ 1.19(b), 1.59(c)

Copyright notice in specification ______ 1.71(d)

Copyright notice on drawings ______ 1.84(s)

Correction, certificate of ______ 1.322, 1.323

Correction of inventorship:

In a nonprovisional application ______ 1.48

Before filing oath/declaration or application data sheet ______ 1.41, 1.76(c)

By filing an application data sheet ______ 1.76(d)(3)

When filing a continuation or divisional application ______ 1.63(d)

When filing a continued prosecution application ______ 1.53(d)(4)

In a provisional application ______ 1.48(d)

By filing a cover sheet ______ 1.41(c)

Without filing a cover sheet ______ 1.41(c)

In a reexamination proceeding ______ 1.530(l)

In an international application ______ 1.472

When entering the national stage ______ 1.497

In an issued patent ______ 1.324

In other than a reissue application ______ 1.48

Inconsistencies between application data sheet and oath or declaration ______ 1.76(d)

Motion to correct inventorship in an interference ______ 41.121(a)(2)

Supplemental application data sheet(s) ______ 1.76(c)

Correspondence:

Address:

Change of correspondence address ______ 1.33

Established by the office if more than one is specified ______ 1.33(a)

Of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ______ 1.1

Business with the Office to be transacted by ______ 1.2

Discourteous communications not entered ______ 1.3

Double, with different parties in interest not allowed ______ 1.33(a)

Duplicate copies disposed of ______ 1.4(b)

Facsimile transmission ______ 1.6(d)

Held with attorney or agent ______ 1.33

Identification of application or patent in letter relating to ______ 1.5

Involving national security ______ 5.1

May be held exclusively with assignee(s) of entire interest ______ 3.71

Nature of ______ 1.4

Patent owners in reexamination ______ 1.33(c)

Receipt of letters and papers ______ 1.6

Rules for conducting in general ______ 1.1 -1.10

Separate letter for each subject or inquiry ______ 1.4

Signature requirements ______ 1.4(d)

When no attorney or agent ______ 1.33

With attorney or agent after power or authorization is filed ______ 1.33

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appeal to. (See Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.)

Covered business method patent review (See Transitional program for covered business method patent review)

Credit card payment ______ 1.23(b)

Cross-reference to related applications ______ 1.76 -1.78

Customer Number:

Defined ______ 1.32(a)(5)

Required to establish a Fee Address ______ 1.363(c)

D

Date of invention of subject matter of individual claims ______ 1.110

Day for taking any action or paying any fee falling on Saturday, Sunday, or Federal holiday ______ 1.7

Death or incapacity of inventor ______ 1.43

In an international application ______.1.422

Decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 41.50, 41.77

Return of jurisdiction to examiner ______ 1.979, 41.54, 41.81

Termination of proceedings ______ 1.197(b)

Declaration (See also Oath in patent application):

Assignment may serve as ______ 1.63(e)

Foreign language ______ 1.69

In lieu of oath ______ 1.68

In patent application ______ 1.68

Substitute statement ______ 1.64

Deferral of examination ______ 1.103

Definitions:

Applicable to part 42 (Trial Practice Before the Board) ______ 42.2

Applicant ______ 1.42

Assignment ______ 3.1

Claimed invention ______ 1.9(f)

Covered business method patent ______ 42.301

Customer Number ______ 1.32(a)(5)

Director ______ 1.9(j)

Document ______ 3.1

Effective filing date of a claimed invention ______ 1.109

Federal holiday within the District of Columbia ______ 1.9(h)

International application ______ 1.9(b)

Inventor or inventorship ______ 1.9(d)(1)

Joint inventor or coinventor ______ 1.9(d)(2)

Joint research agreement ______ 1.9(e)

Micro entity ______ 1.29

National application ______ 1.9(a)

National security classified ______ 1.9(j)

Nonprofit organization ______ 1.27(a)(3)

Nonprovisonal application ______ 1.9(a)(3)

Paper ______ 1.9(k)

Patent practitioner or patent practitioner of record ______ 1.32

Person (for small entity purposes) ______ 1.27(a)(1)

Power of Attorney ______ 1.32(a)(2)

Principal ______ 1.32(a)(3)

Provisional application ______ 1.9(a)(2)

Published application ______ 1.9(c)

Recorded document ______ 3.1

Revocation ______ 1.32(a)(4)

Small business concern ______ 1.27(a)(2)

Small entity ______ 1.27(a)

Technological invention ______ 42.301

Terms under Patent Cooperation Treaty ______ 1.401

Delivery of patent ______ 1.315

Deposit accounts ______ 1.25

Fees ______ 1.21(b)

Deposit of biological material:

Acceptable depository ______ 1.803

Biological material ______ 1.801

Examination procedures ______ 1.809

Furnishing of samples ______ 1.808

Need or opportunity to make a deposit ______ 1.802

Replacement or supplemental deposit ______ 1.805

Term of deposit ______ 1.806

Time of making original deposit ______ 1.804

Viability of deposit ______ 1.807

Deposit of computer program listings ______ 1.52(e)(i), 1.96

Depositions (See also Testimony in contested cases before the Board):

Certificate of officer to accompany ______ 41.157(e)(6)

Original filed as exhibit ______ 41.157(e)(7)

Person before whom taken ______ 41.157(e)

Transcripts of ______ 41.154(a), 41.157

Derivation Proceeding:

Arbitration ______ 42.410

Common interests in the invention ______ 42.411

Content of the petition ______ 42.405

Definitions ______ 42.401

Fee ______ 42.404

Filing date ______ 42.407

Institution of derivation proceeding ______ 42.408

Pendency ______ 42.400

Procedure ______ 42.400

Public availability of Board records ______ 42.412

Service of petition ______ 42.406

Settlement agreements ______ 42.409

Time for filing ______ 42.403

Who may petition ______ 42.402

Description of invention. (See Specification.)

Design Patent Applications:

Arrangement of application elements ______ 1.154

Claim ______ 1.153(a)

Drawing ______ 1.152

Expedited examination ______ 1.155

Filing fee ______ 1.16(b)

Issue fee ______ 1.18(b)

Oath or Declaration ______ 1.153(b)

Rules applicable ______ 1.151

Title, description and claim ______ 1.153

Determination of request for ex parte reexamination ______ 1.515

Director of the USPTO (See also Petition to the Director):

Address of ______ 1.1(a)

Availability of decisions by ______ 1.14(e)

Initiates ex parte reexamination ______ 1.520

Disclaimer, statutory:

Fee ______ 1.20(d)

Requirements of ______ 1.321

Terminal ______ 1.321

Disclosure, amendments to add new matter not permitted ______ 1.121(f)

Discovery in cases before the Board ______ 41.150 -41.158, 42.224

Division. (See Restriction of application.)

Document supply fees ______ 1.19

Drawing:

Amendment of ______ 1.121

Arrangement of views ______ 1.84(i)

Arrows ______ 1.84(r)

Character of lines ______ 1.84(l)

Color ______ 1.6(d)(4), 1.84(a)(2), 1.165(b)

Content of drawing ______ 1.83

Copyright notice ______ 1.84(s)

Correction ______ 1.84(w), 1.85(c), 1.121

Cost of copies of ______ 1.19

Design application ______ 1.152

Figure for front page ______ 1.76(b)(3), 1.84(j)

Filed with application ______ 1.81

Graphics ______ 1.84(d)

Hatching and shading ______ 1.84(m)

Holes ______ 1.84(x)

Identification ______ 1.84(c)

If of an improvement, must show connection with old structure ______ 1.83(b)

Informal drawings ______ 1.85

Ink ______ 1.84(a)(1)

Lead lines ______ 1.84(q)

Legends ______ 1.84(o)

Letters ______ 1.84(p)

Location of names ______ 1.84(c)

Mask work notice ______ 1.84(s)

Must be described in and referred to specification ______ 1.74

Must show every feature of the invention ______ 1.83

No return or release ______ 1.85(b)

Numbering of sheets ______ 1.84(t)

Numbering of views ______ 1.84(u)

Numbers ______ 1.84(p)

Original should be retained by applicant ______ 1.81(a)

Paper ______ 1.84(e)

Part of application papers ______ 1.51(b)(3)

Photographs ______ 1.84(b)

Plant patent application ______ 1.165

Reference characters ______ 1.74, 1.84(p)

Reissue ______ 1.173

Release not permitted ______ 1.85(b)

Required by law when necessary for understanding ______ 1.81

Scale ______ 1.84(k)

Security markings ______ 1.84(v)

Shading ______ 1.84(m)

Size of sheet and margins ______ 1.84(f), (g)

Standards for drawings ______ 1.84

Symbols ______ 1.84(n)

Views ______ 1.84(h)

When necessary, part of complete application ______ 1.51(b)(3)

Duty of disclosure ______ 1.56, 1.555

Patent term extension ______ 1.765

E

Effective filing date of a claimed invention ______ 1.109

Election of species ______ 1.146

Electronic documents:

Compact disc submissions:

Amino acid sequences ______ 1.821, 1.823, 1.825

Computer program listings ______ 1.96

Incorporation by reference in specification ______ 1.52(e)

Nuclide acid sequences ______ 1.821, 1.823, 1.825

Requirements ______ 1.52(e)

Submitted as part of permanent record ______ 1.52(e), 1.58, 1.96, 1.821, 1.823, 1.825

Tables ______ 1.58

Employee testimony. (See Testimony by Office employees.)

Establishing micro entity status ______ 1.29

Establishing small entity status ______ 1.27, 1.28

Evidence in contested cases before the Board ______ 41.154

Ex parte appeals:

Action following decision ______ 41.54

Amendments during ______ 41.33

Appeal brief ______ 41.37

Decisions and other actions by the Board ______ 41.50

Definitions ______ 41.30

Evidence ______ 41.33

Examiner’s answer ______ 41.39

Extending time periods ______ 41.31(d)

Fee ______ 41.20(b)(4), 41.45

Jurisdiction ______ 41.35

Oral hearing ______ 41.47

Rehearing ______ 41.52

Reply brief ______ 41.41

Tolling of time period to file a reply brief ______ 41.40

Who may appeal ______ 41.31(a)

Ex parte reexamination. (See Reexamination.)

Examination of applications:

Advancement of examination ______ 1.102

As to form ______ 1.104

Citation of references ______ 1.104(d)

Completeness of examiner’s action ______ 1.104(b)

Deferral of ______ 1.103

Examiner’s action ______ 1.104(a)

International-type search ______ 1.104(a)

Nature of examination ______ 1.104

Reasons for allowance ______ 1.104(e)

Reconsideration after rejection if requested ______ 1.111

Reissue ______ 1.176

Rejection of claims ______ 1.104(c)

Request for continued examination ______ 1.114

Requirements for information by examiner ______ 1.105

Suspension of ______ 1.103

Examiners:

Answers on appeal ______ 41.39, 41.69

Complaints against ______ 1.3

Interviews with ______ 1.133

Executor (See Legal Representative) ______ 1.42

Exhibits (See Models and exhibits)

Export of technical data ______ 5.19, 5.20

Express abandonment ______ 1.138

Date of receipt of ______ 1.6

Petition in regard to ______ 1.10

Expungement ______ 1.59

Extension of patent term (See also Patent term adjustment):

Due to examination delay under the URAA (35 U.S.C. 154) ______ 1.701

Due to regulatory review period (35 U.S.C. 156):

Applicant for ______ 1.730

Application for ______ 1.740

Calculation of term:

Animal drug product ______ 1.778

Food or color additive ______ 1.776

Human drug product ______ 1.775

Medical device ______ 1.777

Veterinary biological product ______ 1.779

Certificate of extension ______ 1.780

Conditions for ______ 1.720

Correction of informalities ______ 1.740

Determination of eligibility ______ 1.750

Duty of disclosure ______ 1.765

Filing date of application ______ 1.741

Formal requirements ______ 1.740

Incomplete application ______ 1.741

Interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) ______ 1.790

Interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(e)(2) ______ 1.760

Multiple applications ______ 1.785

Order granting interim extension ______ 1.780

Patents subject to ______ 1.710

Priority Mail Express ______ 1.6, 1.10

Signature requirements for application ______ 1.730

Termination of interim extension granted under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) ______ 1.791

Withdrawal of application ______ 1.770

Extension of time ______ 1.136

Fees ______ 1.17

Interference proceedings ______ 41.4

F

Facsimile transmission ______ 1.6(d), 1.8

Federal holiday within the District of Columbia ______ 1.9(h)

Federal Register, publication of rules in ______ 1.351

Fees and payment of money:

Credit card ______ 1.23

Deposit accounts ______ 1.25

Document supply fees ______ 1.19

Extension of time ______ 1.17

Fee on appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provided by rules of court ______ 1.301

Fees payable in advance ______ 1.22

Foreign filing license petition ______ 1.17(g)

For international-type search report ______ 1.21(e)

Itemization required ______ 1.22

Method of payment ______ 1.23

Money by mail at risk of sender ______ 1.23

Money paid by mistake ______ 1.26

Necessary for application to be complete ______ 1.51

Petition fees ______ 1.17, 1.181, 41.20

Post allowance ______ 1.18

Prioritized examination under 37 CFR 1.102(e) ______ 1.17

Processing fees ______ 1.17

Reexamination request ______ 1.20(c)

Refunds ______ 1.26

Relating to international applications ______ 1.25(b), 1.445, 1.481, 1.482, 1.492

Schedule of fees and charges ______ 1.16 -1.21

Files open to the public ______ 1.11

Filing date of application ______ 1.53

Filing, search, and examination fees ______ 1.16

Filing in Post Office ______ 1.10

Filing of interference settlement agreements ______ 41.205

Final rejection:

Appeal from ______ 41.31

Response to ______ 1.113, 1.116

When and how given ______ 1.113

First Class Mail (includes Priority Mail Express) ______ 1.8

Foreign application ______ 1.55

License to file ______ 5.11 -5.25

Foreign country:

Taking oath in ______ 1.66

Taking testimony in ______ 41.156(b)

Foreign mask work protection ______ Part 150

Evaluation of request ______ 150.4

Definition ______ 150.1

Duration of proclamation ______ 150.5

Initiation of evaluation ______ 150.2

Mailing address ______ 150.6

Submission of requests ______ 150.3

Formulas and tables in patent applications. ______ 1.58

Fraud practiced or attempted on Office ______ 1.56

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ______ 102.1 -102.11

Appeals from initial determinations or untimely delays ______ 102.10

Business information ______ 102.9

Correspondence address ______ 102.1(b), 102.4(a)

Expedited processing ______ 102.6

Fees ______ 102.11

Public reference facilities ______ 102.2

Records ______ 102.3

Responses to requests ______ 102.7

Responsibility for responding ______ 102.5

Time limits ______ 102.6

Requirements for making requests ______ 102.4

G

Gazette. (See Official Gazette.)

General authorization to charge deposit account ______ 1.25, 1.136(a)(3)

General information and correspondence ______ 1.1 -1.8

Government acquisition of foreign patent rights ______ Part 501

Government employee invention ______ Part 501

Government interest in patent, recording of ______ 3.11, 3.31, 3.41, 3.58

Governmental registers ______ 3.58

Guardian of insane person may apply for patent ______ 1.43

H

Hague Agreement

Hearings:

Before the Board of Patents Appeals and Interferences ______ 41.47

Fee for appeal hearing ______ 41.20

Holiday, time for action expiring on ______ 1.6, 1.7

I

Identification of application, patent or registration ______ 1.5

Inconsistencies between application data sheet and oath or declaration ______ 1.76(d)

Incorporation by reference ______ 1.57 (pre‑AIA)

Information disclosure statement:

At time of filing application ______ 1.51

Content of ______ 1.98

Not permitted in provisional applications ______ 1.51

Reexamination ______ 1.555, 1.902

Suspension of action to provide time for consideration of an IDS in a CPA ______ 1.103(b)

Third party submission of ______ 1.290, 1.291

To comply with duty of disclosure ______ 1.97

Information, Public ______ 102.1 -102.11

Inter partes appeals:

Action following decision ______ 41.81

Amendments during ______ 41.63

Appellant’s brief ______ 41.67

Decisions and other actions by the Board ______ 41.77

Definitions ______ 41.60

Evidence ______ 41.63

Examiner’s answer ______ 41.69

Extending time periods ______ 41.61(e)

Fee ______ 41.20(b), 41.61

Jurisdiction ______ 41.64

Notice of appeal and cross appeal to Board ______ 41.61

Oral hearing ______ 41.73

Rehearing ______ 41.79

Rebuttal brief ______ 41.71

Respondent’s brief ______ 41.68

Time for filling briefs ______ 41.66

Who may appeal ______ 41.61(a)

Inter partes reexamination. (See Reexamination.)

Inter partes review:

Amendment of the patent ______ 42.121

Content of the petition ______ 42.104

Fee ______ 42.103

Filing date ______ 42.106

Filing of supplemental information ______ 42.123

Institution of inter partes review ______ 42.108

Multiple proceedings and joinder ______ 42.122

Pendency ______ 42.100

Preliminary response to petition ______ 42.107

Procedure ______ 42.100

Response by patent owner ______ 42.120

Service of petition ______ 42.105

Time for filing ______ 42.102

Who may petition ______ 42.101

Interferences:

Abandonment of the contest ______ 41.127(b)

Access to applications ______ 1.11(e)

Addition of patent or application ______ 41.203(d)

Amendment during ______ 41.121(a)(2)

Applicant requests ______ 41.202

Arbitration ______ 41.126

Burden of proof ______ 41.207

Common interests in the invention ______ 41.206

Concession of priority ______ 41.127(b)(3)

Copying claims from patent ______ 41.121(a)(2), 41.202

Declaration of interference ______ 41.203

Definitions ______ 41.201

Disclaimer to avoid interference ______ 41.127(b)(2)

Discovery ______ 41.150

Extension of time ______ 41.4

In what cases declared ______ 41.203

Junior party fails to overcome filing date of senior party ______ 41.204(a)(3)

Jurisdiction over involved files ______ 41.103

Manner of service of papers ______ 41.106

Motions ______ 41.121

Notice to file civil action ______ 90.2

Notice of declaration ______ 41.203(b)

Petitions ______ 41.3

Presumption as to order of invention ______ 41.207(a)(1)

Priority Statement ______ 41.204(a)

Prosecution by owner of entire interest ______ 41.9(a)

Records of, when open to public ______ 1.11(e)

Requests by applicants ______ 41.202(a)

Same party ______ 41.206

Sanctions ______ 41.128

Secrecy order cases ______ 5.3(b)

Service of papers ______ 41.106(e)

Statutory disclaimer by patentee during ______ 41.127(b)

Suggestion of claims for interference ______ 41.202

Suspension of other proceedings ______ 41.103

Time period for completion ______ 41.200(c)

Translation of document in foreign language ______ 41.154(b)

International application. (See Patent Cooperation Treaty.)

International Design Application ______ 37 CFR 1.1001 to 37 CFR 1.1071

Content Requirements ______ 37 CFR 1.1021

Definition ______ 37 CFR 1.1001

Examination ______ 37 CFR 1.1062

Fees ______ 37 CFR 1.1031

Notification of Refusal ______ 37 CFR 1.1063

Signature ______ 37 CFR 1.1022

Who may file ______ 37 CFR 1.1011

International Preliminary Examining Authority ______ 1.416

Interviews with examiner ______ 1.133, 1.560, 1.955

Invention promoters:

Complaints regarding ______ 4.1 -4.6

Publication of ______ 4.1, 4.3, 4.5

Reply to ______ 4.4

Submission of ______ 4.3

Withdrawal of ______ 4.3(f)

Definition ______ 4.2(a)

Reply to complaint ______ 4.4

Inventor (See also Applicant for patent, Application for patent):

Death or legal incapacity of inventor ______ 1.43

In an international application ______ 1.421

Refuses to sign application ______ 1.45

Unavailable ______ 1.45

Inventor’s certificate priority benefit ______ 1.55

Inventorship and date of invention of the subject matter of individual claims ______ 1.110

Issue fee ______ 1.18

Issue of patent. (See Allowance and issue of patent.)

J

Joinder of inventions in one application ______ 1.141

Joint inventors ______ 1.45

Joint patent to inventor and assignee ______ 1.42, 1.45, 3.81

Jurisdiction:

After decision by Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 1.979, 41.54, 41.81

After notice of allowance ______ 1.312

Over involved files ______ 41.103

L

Lapsed patents ______ 1.317

Legal representative of deceased or incapacitated inventor ______ 1.43, 1.64

Legibility of papers ______ 1.52(a)

Letters to the Office. (See Correspondence.)

Library service fee ______ 1.19(c)

License and assignment of government interest in patent ______ 3.11, 3.31, 3.41

License for foreign filing ______ 5.11 -5.15

List of U.S. patents classified in a subclass, cost of ______ 1.19(d)

Lost files ______ 1.251

M

Mail Stops:

Mail Stop 8 ______ 1.1(a)(3)

Mail Stop 24 ______ 4.3(c)

Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services ______ 1.1(a)(4), 3.27

Mail Stop Congressional Relations ______ 150.6

Mail Stop Document Services ______ 1.1(a)(4)

Mail Stop Ex parte Reexam ______ 1.1(c)(1)

Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE ______ 1.1(e)

Mail Stop Inter partes Reexam ______ 1.1(c)(2)

Mail Stop Interference ______ 41.10(b)

Mail Stop L&R ______ 5.1

Mail Stop OED ______ 4.6

Mail Stop Patent Ext ______ 1.1(e)

Mail Stop PCT ______ 1.1(b), 1.417, 1.434(a), 1.480(b)

Maintenance fees ______ 1.20

Acceptance of delayed payment of ______ 1.378

Address for payments ______ 1.1(d)

Address for correspondence (applicant’s) ______ 1.363

Review of decision refusing to accept ______ 1.377

Submission of ______ 1.366

Time for payment of ______ 1.362

Mask work notice in specification ______ 1.71(d)

Mask work notice on drawing ______ 1.84(s)

Mask work protection, foreign ______ 150.1 -150.6

Micro entity status ______ 1.29

Microorganisms. (See Deposit of biological material.)

Minimum balance in deposit accounts ______ 1.25(a)

Missing pages when application filed ______ 1.53(e)

Mistake in patent, certificate thereof issued ______ 1.322, 1.323

Models and exhibits:

Copies of ______ 1.95

Disposal without notice unless return arrangements made ______ 1.94

If on examination model found necessary request therefor will be made ______ 1.91

In contested cases ______ 41.154

May be required ______ 1.91(b)

Model not generally admitted in application or patent ______ 1.91(a)

Not to be taken from the Office except in custody of sworn employee ______ 1.95

Return of ______ 1.94

Working model may be required ______ 1.91(b)

Money. (See Fees and payment of money.)

Motions in interferences ______ 41.121

To take testimony in foreign country ______ 41.156(b)

N

Name of Applicant or Inventor (see Applicant for patent, Application for patent, Inventor)

New matter inadmissible in application ______ 1.121(f)

New matter inadmissible in reissue ______ 1.173(a)

Non-English language specification fee ______ 1.17(i)(1)

Nonprofit organization:

Definition ______ 1.27(a)(3)

Micro entity Status ______ 1.29

Small entity status ______ 1.27

Notice:

Of allowance of application ______ 1.311

Of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ______ 90.2

Of arbitration award ______ 1.335

Of defective ex parte reexamination request ______ 1.510(c)

Of declaration of interference ______ 41.203

Of oral hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ______ 41.47, 41.73, 42.70

Of rejection of an application ______ 1.104

Of taking testimony ______ 41.157(c)

Nucleotide and/or amino acid sequences:

Amendments to ______ 1.825

Disclosure in patent applications ______ 1.821

Form and format for computer readable form ______ 1.824

Format for sequence data ______ 1.822

Replacement of ______ 1.825

Requirements ______ 1.823

Submission on compact disc ______ 1.52, 1.821, 1.823, 1.825

Symbols ______ 1.822

O

Oath in patent application. (See also Declaration):

Apostles ______ 1.66

Assignment may serve as inventor’s oath or declaration ______ 1.63(e)

Before whom taken in foreign countries ______ 1.66

Before whom taken in United States ______ 1.66

By legal representative of deceased or legally incapacitated person ______ 1.43, 1.64

Certificate of Officer administering ______ 1.66

Continuation-in-part ______ 1.63(d)

Declaration ______ 1.68

Foreign language ______ 1.69

International application ______ 1.497

Inventor’s Certificate ______ 1.55(k)

Made by inventor ______ 1.41, 1.63

Made by someone other than inventor ______ 1.64

Officers authorized to administer oaths ______ 1.66

Part of complete application ______ 1.51(b)(2)

Person making ______ 1.63, 1.64

Plant patent application ______ 1.162

Reissue application ______ 1.175

Requirements of ______ 1.63

Sealed ______ 1.66

Signature to ______ 1.63, 1.64, 1.67

Substitute statement ______ 1.64

Supplemental ______ 1.67

To acknowledge duty of disclosure ______ 1.63(c)

When taken abroad to seal all papers ______ 1.66

Object of the invention ______ 1.73

Office action time for reply ______ 1.134

Office fees. (See Fees and payment of money.)

Official action, based exclusively upon the written record ______ 1.2

Official business, should be transacted in writing ______ 1.2

Official Gazette:

Amendments to rules published in ______ 1.351

Announces request for reexamination ______ 1.11(c), 1.904

Notice of issuance of ex parte reexamination certificate ______ 1.570(f)

Notice of issuance of inter partes reexamination certificate ______ 1.997(f)

Oral statements ______ 1.2

P

Payment of fees, Method ______ 1.23

Paper, definition of ______ 1.9

Papers (requirements to become part of Office permanent records) ______ 1.52

Papers not received on Saturday, Sunday, or holidays ______ 1.6(a)(1)

Patent application. (See Application for patent and Provisional patent applications.)

Patent application publication. (See Published application.)

Patent attorneys and agents. (See Attorneys and agents.)

Patent Cooperation Treaty:

Access to international application files ______ 1.14(g)

Amendments and corrections during international processing ______ 1.471

Amendments during international preliminary examination ______ 1.485

Applicant for international application ______ 1.421, 1.424

Assignee, obligated assignee, or person having sufficient proprietary interest ______ 1.424

Changes in person, name or address, where filed ______ 1.421(f), 1.472

Conduct of international preliminary examination ______ 1.484

Copies of international application files ______ 1.14(g)

Definition of terms ______ 1.401

Delays in meeting time limits ______ 1.468

Demand for international preliminary examination ______ 1.480

Designation of States ______ 1.432

Entry into national stage ______ 1.491, 1.495

Examination at national stage ______ 1.496

Fees:

Authorization to charge fees under 37 CFR 1.16 ______ 1.25(b)

Due on filing of international application. ______ 1.431(c)

Failure to pay results in withdrawal of application ______ 1.431(d)

Filing, processing and search fees ______ 1.445

International Filing Fee ______ 1.431(c), 1.445(b)

International preliminary examination ______ 1.481, 1.482

National stage ______ 1.25(b), 1.492

Refunds ______ 1.446

Filing by other than inventor ______ 1.421(b)

International application requirements ______ 1.431

Abstract ______ 1.438

Claims ______ 1.436

Description ______ 1.435

Drawings ______ 1.437

Physical requirements ______ 1.433

Request ______ 1.434

International Bureau ______ 1.415

International Preliminary Examining Authority ______ 1.416

Inventor deceased or legally incapacitated ______ 1.422

Inventors, joint ______ 1.421(b), 1.497(a)

National stage in the United States:

Commencement ______ 1.491

Entry ______ 1.491, 1.495

Examination ______ 1.496

Fees ______ 1.25(b), 1.492

Oath or declaration at national stage ______ 1.497

Priority, claim for ______ 1.55, 1.451, 1.452

Record copy to International Bureau, transmittal procedures ______ 1.461

Representation by attorney or agent ______ 1.455

Time limits for processing applications ______ 1.465, 1.468

United States as:

Designated or Elected Office ______ 1.414

International Searching Authority ______ 1.413

Receiving Office ______ 1.412

Unity of invention:

Before International Searching Authority ______ 1.475, 1.476

Before International Preliminary Examining Authority ______ 1.488

National stage ______ 1.475, 1.499

Protest to lack of ______ 1.477, 1.489

Patent term adjustment due to examination delay ______ 1.702 -1.705

Application for ______ 1.705

Determination ______ 1.705

Grounds for ______ 1.702

Period of adjustment ______ 1.703

Reduction of period of adjustment ______ 1.704

Patent term extension due to examination delay ______ 1.701

Patent term extension due to regulatory review period. (See Extension of patent term due to regulatory review period (35 U.S.C. 156).)

Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (See Appeals.)

Patent Trial Practice and Procedure:

Action by patent owner ______ 42.9

Certificate ______ 42.80

Citation of authority ______ 42.13

Conduct of the proceeding ______ 42.5

Counsel ______ 42.10

Definitions ______ 42.2

Duty of Candor ______ 42.11

Fees ______ 42.15

Filing of documents, including exhibits ______ 42.6

Judgment ______ 42.73

Jurisdiction ______ 42.3

Management of the record ______ 42.7

Mandatory notices ______ 42.8

Notice of trial ______ 42.4

Oral Argument ______ 42.70

Petitions and Motions Practice:

Content of petitions and motions ______ 42.22

Default filing times ______ 42.25

Decision on petitions or motions ______ 42.71

Generally ______ 42.20

Notice of basis for relief ______ 42.21

Oppositions and replies ______ 42.23

Page and word count limits for petitions, motions, oppositions, and replies ______ 42.24

Policy ______ 42.1

Public Availability ______ 42.14

Sanctions ______ 42.12

Service of documents ______ 42.6

Settlement ______ 42.74

Testimony and Production

Admissibility ______ 42.61

Applicability of the Federal rules of evidence ______ 42.62

Compelling testimony and production ______ 42.52

Confidential information in a petition ______ 42.55

Discovery ______ 42.51

Expert testimony; tests and data ______ 42.54

Expungement of confidential information ______ 42.56

Form of evidence ______ 42.63

Objection; motion to exclude; motion in limine ______ 42.64

Protective order ______ 42.54

Taking testimony ______ 42.53

Termination of trial ______ 42.72

Patents (See also Allowance and issue of patent):

Available for license or sale, publication of notice ______ 1.21(i)

Certified copies of ______ 1.13

Correction of errors in ______ 1.171, 1.322, 1.324

Delivery of ______ 1.315

Disclaimer ______ 1.321

Identification required in letters concerning ______ 1.5

Lapsed, for nonpayment of issue fee ______ 1.317

Price of copies ______ 1.19

Records of, open to public ______ 1.11, 1.12

Reissuing of, when defective ______ 1.171 -1.178

Payment of fees ______ 1.23

Personal attendance unnecessary ______ 1.2

Petition for reissue ______ 1.171, 1.172

Petition to the Director:

Fees ______ 1.17

For delayed payment of issue fee ______ 1.137

For expungement of papers ______ 1.59

For extension of time ______ 1.136

For license for foreign filing ______ 5.12

For the revival of an abandoned application ______ 1.137

From formal objections or requirements ______ 1.113(a), 1.181

From requirement for restriction ______ 1.129(b)(2)(iii), 1.144

General requirements ______ 1.181

In interferences ______ 41.3

In reexamination ______ 1.181

If examiner refused the ex parte request ______ 1.515(c)

On refusal of examiner to admit amendment ______ 1.127

Questions not specifically provided for ______ 1.182

Suspension of rules ______ 1.183

Petition to accept an unintentionally delayed claim for domestic benefit ______ 1.78(b), 1.78(d)

Petition to accept an unintentionally delayed claim for foreign priority ______ 1.55(e)

To exercise supervisory authority ______ 1.181(a)(3)

To make special ______ 1.102(c), 1.102(d)

Untimely unless filed within two months ______ 1.181(f)

Photographs ______ 1.84(b), 1.152

Plant patent applications:

Applicant ______ 1.162

Claim ______ 1.164

Declaration ______ 1.162

Description ______ 1.162

Drawings ______ 1.165

Examination ______ 1.167

Fee for copies ______ 1.19

Filing fee ______ 1.16(c)

Issue fee ______ 1.18(c)

Oath ______ 1.162

Rules applicable ______ 1.161

Specification and arrangement of application elements ______ 1.163

Specimens ______ 1.166

Post issuance and reexamination fees ______ 1.20

Post-grant review:

Amendment of the patent ______ 42.221

Content of the petition ______ 42.204

Discovery ______ 42.224

Fee ______ 42.203

Filing date ______ 42.206

Filing of supplemental information ______ 42.223

Institution of inter partes review ______ 42.208

Multiple proceedings and joinder ______ 42.222

Pendency ______ 42.200

Preliminary response to petition ______ 42.207

Procedure ______ 42.200

Response by patent owner ______ 42.220

Service of petition ______ 42.205

Time for filing ______ 42.202

Who may petition ______ 42.201

Post Office receipt as filing date ______ 1.10(a)(2)

Postal emergency or interruption ______ 1.10(g)-(i)

Power of attorney. (See Attorneys or agents.)

Power to inspect ______ 1.14(c)

Preissuance submissions by third parties ______ 1.290

Preliminary amendments ______ 1.115

Preliminary Examining Authority, International ______ 1.416

Preserved in confidence, applications ______ 1.12, 1.14

Exceptions (status, access or copies available) ______ 1.14

Prior art citation in patented files ______ 1.501

Prior art statement:

Content of ______ 1.98

To comply with duty of disclosure requirement ______ 1.56

Prior art submission by third party:

In patent application ______ 1.290

In patent file ______ 1.501

In protest against pending unpublished application ______ 1.291

Prior invention, affidavit or declaration of to overcome rejection ______ 1.130, 1.131

Priority, right of, under treaty or law:

Domestic benefit claim:

Cross-reference to related application(s) ______ 1.76 -1.78

Filing fee must be paid in provisional application ______ 1.78

Indication of whether international application was published in English ______ 1.78(a)(2)

Must be on application data sheet ______ 1.76(a), 1.78(a)(3), 1.78(c)(2)

Petition to accept, unintentionally delayed ______ 1.78(d)

Translation of non-English language provisional application required ______ 1.78(a)(5)

Waived if not timely ______ 1.78(a)(4), 1.78(c)(3)

Foreign priority claim:

Filed after issue fee has been paid ______ 1.55(g)

Must be on application data sheet ______ 1.55(d), 1.76(a)

Petition to accept, unintentionally delayed ______ 1.55, 1.78(b)

Priority document ______ 1.55

Time for claiming ______ 1.55

Privacy Act ______ 102.21 -102.34

Denial of access to records ______ 102.25(g)

Definitions ______ 102.22

Disclosure of records ______ 102.25, 102.30

Exemptions ______ 102.33, 102.34

Fees ______ 102.31

Grant of access to records ______ 102.25(b)

Inquiries ______ 102.23

Medical records ______ 102.26

Penalties ______ 102.32

Requests for records ______ 102.24

Requests for correction or amendment ______ 102.27

Appeal of initial adverse determination ______ 102.29

Review of requests ______ 102.28

Processing fees ______ 1.17, 1.445

Proclamation as to protection of foreign mask works ______ 150.1 -150.6

Protests to grants of patent ______ 1.291

Provisional applications:

Claiming the benefit of ______ 1.78

Converting a nonprovisional to a provisional ______ 1.53(c)(2)

Converting a provisional to a nonprovisional ______ 1.53(c)(3)

Cover sheet required by § 1.51(c)(1) may be a § 1.76 application data sheet ______ 1.53(c)(1)

Definition ______ 1.9(a)(2)

Filing date ______ 1.53(c)

Filing fee ______ 1.16(d)

General requisites ______ 1.51(c)

Later filing of fee and cover sheet ______ 1.53(g)

Names of inventor(s) ______ 1.41(a)

Application data sheet ______ 1.53(c)(1), 1.76

Correction of ______ 1.48

Cover sheet ______ 1.51(c)(1), 1.53(c)(1)

Joint inventors ______ 1.45

No right of priority ______ 1.53(c)(4)

No examination ______ 1.53(i)

Papers concerning, should identify provisional application as such, by application number ______ 1.5(f)

Parts of complete provisional application ______ 1.51(c)

Processing fees ______ 1.17(q)

Revival of ______ 1.137(g)

When abandoned ______ 1.53(i)

Provisional rights:

Submission of international publication or English translation thereof pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4) ______ 1.417

Public Information ______ 102.1 -102.34

Publication of application ______ 1.211

Early publication ______ 1.219

Express abandonment to avoid publication ______ 1.138(c)

Fee ______ 1.18(d)

Nonpublication request ______ 1.213

Publication of redacted copy ______ 1.217

Republication ______ 1.221

Voluntary publication ______ 1.221

Published application:

Access to ______ 1.11, 1.14

Certified copies of ______ 1.13

Contents ______ 1.215

Definition ______ 1.9(c)

Preissuance submission in ______ 1.290

Records of, open to public ______ 1.11, 1.12

Republication of ______ 1.221

R

Reasons for allowance ______ 1.104

Reconsideration of Office action ______ 1.112

Reconstruction of lost files ______ 1.251

Recording of assignments. (See Assignments and recording.)

Records of the Patent and Trademark Office ______ 1.11 -1.15

Reexamination:

Announcement in Official Gazette ______ 1.11(c)

Correction of inventorship ______ 1.530

Correspondence address ______ 1.33(c)

Ex parte proceedings: ______ 1.501 -1.570

Amendments, manner of making ______ 1.121(j), 1.530(d)

Appeal to Board ______ 41.30 -41.54

Concurrent with interference, reissue, other reexamination, litigation, or office proceeding(s) ______ 1.565

Conduct of ______ 1.550

Duty of disclosure in ______ 1.555

Examiner’s determination to grant or refuse request for ______ 1.515

Extensions of time in ______ 1.550(c)

Initiated by the Director ______ 1.520

Interviews in ______ 1.560

Issuance and publication of certificate concludes ______ 1.570

Order for reexamination by examiner ______ 1.525

Patent owner’s statement ______ 1.530

Processing of prior art citations during ______ 1.502

Reply to patent owner’s statement to third party requester ______ 1.535

Request for ______ 1.510

Scope of ______ 1.552

Service of papers ______ 1.248

Examiner’s action. ______ 1.104

Fee ______ 1.20(c)

Fees may be charged to deposit account ______ 1.25(b)

Identification in letter ______ 1.5(d)

Inter partes proceedings ______ 1.902 -1.997

Amendments, manner of making ______ 1.121(j), 1.530(d), 1.941

Appeal to Board ______ 41.60 -41.81

Appeal to C.A.F.C. ______ 1.983, 41.81

Concurrent with interference, reissue, other reexamination, litigation, or office proceeding(s) ______ 1.565, 1.985

Conduct of ______ 1.937

Duty of disclosure in ______ 1.555, 1.933

Examiner’s determination to grant or refuse request for ______ 1.923

Extensions of time in ______ 1.956

Filing date of request for ______ 1.919

Issuance of certificate at conclusion of ______ 1.997

Merged with concurrent reexamination proceedings ______ 1.989

Merged with reissue application ______ 1.991

Notice of, in the Official Gazette ______ 1.904

Persons eligible to file request for ______ 1.913

Processing of prior art citations during ______ 1.902

Scope of ______ 1.906

Service of papers ______ 1.248, 1.903

Submission of papers by the public ______ 1.905

Subsequent requests for ______ 1.907

Suspension due to concurrent interference ______ 1.993

Suspension due to litigation ______ 1.987

Information Disclosure Statements ______ 1.98, 1.555, 1.933

Open to public ______ 1.11(d)

Reconsideration before final action ______ 1.112

Refund of fee ______ 1.26

Reply to action ______ 1.111

Revival of terminated or limited reexamination prosecution ______ 1.137

Reference characters in drawings ______ 1.74, 1.84(p)

References cited on examination ______ 1.104

Reference filing ______ 1.57(a)

Refund of money paid by mistake ______ 1.26

International applications ______ 1.446

Later establishment of small entity status ______ 1.28

Time period for requesting ______ 1.26(b)

Register of Government interest in patents ______ 3.58

Rehearing:

On appeal to Board ______ 41.52, 41.79

Request for, time for appeal after action on ______ 41.31, 41.61

Reissues:

Amendments ______ 1.173

Applicants, assignees ______ 1.172

Application for reissue ______ 1.171

Application made and sworn to by inventor, if living ______ 1.172

Continuing duty of applicant ______ 1.178

Declaration ______ 1.175

Drawings ______ 1.173

Examination of reissue ______ 1.176

Filed during ex parte reexamination ______ 1.565

Filed during inter partes reexamination ______ 1.985

Filing fee ______ 1.16

Filing of announcement in Official Gazette ______ 1.11

Grounds for and requirements ______ 1.171 -1.178

Issue fee ______ 1.18(a)

Multiple applications for reissue of a single patent ______ 1.177

Oath ______ 1.175

Open to public ______ 1.11

Original patent surrendered ______ 1.178

Restriction ______ 1.176

Specification ______ 1.173

Take precedence in order of examination ______ 1.176

To contain no new matter ______ 1.173(a)

What must accompany application ______ 1.171, 1.172

Rejection:

After two rejections appeal may be taken from examiner to Board ______ 41.31

Applicant will be notified of rejection with reasons and references ______ 1.104(a)(2)

Based on commonly owned prior art, how overcome ______ 1.131

Examiner may rely on admissions by applicant or patent owner, or facts within examiner’s knowledge ______ 1.104(c)(3)

Final ______ 1.113

Formal objections ______ 1.104(a)(2)

References will be cited ______ 1.104(d)

Reply brief ______ 41.41

Reply to Office action:

Abandonment for failure to ______ 1.135

By applicant or patent owner ______ 1.111

Substantially complete ______ 1.135

Supplemental ______ 1.111(a)(2)

Time for ______ 1.134

Representative capacity ______ 1.34(a)

Request for continued examination ______ 1.114

Fee ______ 1.17(e)

Suspension of action after ______ 1.103(c)

Request for reconsideration ______ 1.112

Request for ex parte reexamination ______ 1.510

Request for inter partes reexamination ______ 1.903, 1.913 -1.927

Requirement for submission of information ______ 1.105

Reservation clauses not permitted ______ 1.79

Restoration of Benefit ______ 1.78(b)

Restoration of Right of Priority ______ 1.55(c)

Restriction of application. ______ 1.141 -1.146, 1.176

Claims to nonelected invention withdrawn ______ 1.142(b)

Constructive election ______ 1.145

Petition from requirements for ______ 1.129, 1.144

Provisional election ______ 1.143

Reconsideration of requirement ______ 1.143

Requirement for ______ 1.142

Subsequent presentation of claims for different invention ______ 1.145

Return of correspondence ______ 1.5(a)

Revival of abandoned application, terminated or limited reexamination prosecution, or lapsed patent ______ 1.137

Unintentional abandonment fee ______ 1.17(m)

Revocation of power of attorney or authorization of agent ______ 1.36(a)

Rules of Practice, amendments to rules will be published ______ 1.351

S

Saturday, when last day falls on ______ 1.7

Secrecy order ______ 5.1 -5.5

Sequences:

Amendments to sequence listing and computer readable copy ______ 1.825

Disclosure requirements ______ 1.821, 1.823

Sequence data, symbols and format ______ 1.822

Submissions in computer readable form ______ 1.824

Submissions on compact disc in lieu of paper ______ 1.52(e)(1)(ii), 1.821, 1.823

Serial number of application ______ 1.5

Service of notices in interference cases ______ 41.106

Service of papers ______ 1.248

Service of process ______ 15 CFR 15.1-15.3

Shortened period for reply ______ 1.134

Signature:

EFS character coded ______ 1.4(d)(3 )

Handwritten ______ 1.4(d)(1)

Implicit certifications ______ 1.4(d), 11.18

S-signature ______ 1.4(d)(2)

To a written assertion of small entity status ______ 1.27(c)(2)

To amendments and other papers ______ 1.33(b)

To an application for extension of patent term ______ 1.730

To express abandonment ______ 1.138(b)

To oath ______ 1.63

To reissue oath or declaration ______ 1.172

When copy is acceptable ______ 1.4

Small business concern:

Definition ______ 1.27(a)

Micro entity status ______ 1.29

Small entity status ______ 1.27

Small entity:

Definition ______ 1.27(a)

Errors in status excused ______ 1.28

Fraud on the office ______ 1.27(h)

License to Federal agency ______ 1.27(a)(4)

Statement ______ 1.27(c)

Statement in parent application ______ 1.27(c)(4)

Status establishment ______ 1.27(g), 1.28

Status update ______ 1.27, 1.28

Solicitor’s address ______ 1.1(a)(3)

Species of invention claimed ______ 1.141, 1.146

Specification (See also Application for patent, Claims):

Abstract ______ 1.72(b)

Amendments to ______ 1.121, 1.125

Arrangement of ______ 1.77, 1.154, 1.163

Best mode ______ 1.71(b)

Claim(s) ______ 1.75

Commence on separate sheet ______ 1.71(f)

Contents of ______ 1.71 -1.75

Copyright notice ______ 1.71(d)

Cross-references to other applications ______ 1.78(c)(5)

Description of the invention ______ 1.71

If defective, reissue to correct ______ 1.171 -1.178

Mask work notice ______ 1.71(d)

Must conclude with specific and distinct claim ______ 1.75(a)

Must point out new improvements specifically ______ 1.71(c)

Must refer by figures to drawings ______ 1.74

Must set forth the precise invention ______ 1.71(b)

Object of the invention ______ 1.73

Order of arrangement in framing ______ 1.77

Paper, writing, margins ______ 1.52

Paragraph numbering ______ 1.52(b)(6)

Part of complete application ______ 1.51(b)(1)

Reference to drawings ______ 1.74

Requirements of ______ 1.71 -1.75

Reservation clauses not permitted ______ 1.79

Separate from other parts of application ______ 1.71(f)

Substitute ______ 1.125

Summary of the invention ______ 1.73

Title of the invention ______ 1.72(a)

To be rewritten, if necessary ______ 1.125

Specimens. (See Models and exhibits.)

Specimens of composition of matter to be furnished when required ______ 1.93

Specimens of plants ______ 1.166

Statement of status as small entity ______ 1.27

Status information ______ 1.14

Statutory disclaimer fee ______ 1.20(d)

Submission of international publication or English translation thereof pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4) ______ 1.417

Sufficient funds in deposit account ______ 1.25

Summary of invention ______ 1.73

Sunday, when last day falls on ______ 1.7

Supervisory authority, petition to Director to exercise ______ 1.181(a)(3)

Supplemental examination of patents:

Conclusion of ______ 1.625

Conduct of ______ 1.620

Content of request ______ 1.610

Filing of papers in supplemental examination ______ 1.601

Format of papers filed ______ 1.615

Procedure after conclusion ______ 1.625

Publication of certificate ______ 1.625

Supplemental oath /declaration ______ 1.67

Surcharge for oath or basic filing fee filed after filing date ______ 1.16(f), 1.53(f)

Suspension of action ______ 1.103

Suspension of rules ______ 1.183

Symbols for drawings ______ 1.84(n)

Symbols for nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence data ______ 1.822

T

Tables in patent applications ______ 1.58

Terminal disclaimer ______ 1.321

Testimony by Office employees ______ 15 CFR 15.11-15.18

Testimony in cases before the Board ______ 41.156 -41.158, 42.52, 42.53, 42.65

Compelling testimony and production ______ 41.156, 42.52

Expert testimony ______ 41.158, 42.65

Taking testimony ______ 41.157, 42.53

Third party submission in application ______ 1.290, 1.291

Time expiring on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday ______ 1.7

Time for claiming benefit of prior (domestic) application ______ 1.78

Time for claiming foreign priority ______ 1.55

Time for filing preliminary amendment to ensure entry thereof ______ 1.115(a)(3)

Time for payment of issue fee ______ 1.311(a)

Time for payment of publication fee ______ 1.311(a)

Time for reply by applicant ______ 1.134, 1.135, 1.136

Time for reply to Office action ______ 1.134, 1.136

Time for requesting a refund ______ 1.26(b)

Time, periods of ______ 1.7

Timely filing of correspondence ______ 1.8, 1.10

Title of invention ______ 1.72(a)

Title reports, fee for ______ 1.19(b)(4)

Transitional procedures ______ 1.129

Transitional program for covered business method patent review:

Content of petition ______ 42.304

Definitions ______ 42.300

Pendency ______ 42.300

Procedure ______ 42.300

Time for filing ______ 42.303

Who may petition ______ 42.302

Trial practice before the Board ______ 42.1 -42.412

U

Unintentional abandonment ______ 1.137(b)

United States as

Designated Office ______ 1.414

Elected Office ______ 1.414

International Preliminary Examining Authority ______ 1.416

International Searching Authority ______ 1.413

Receiving Office ______ 1.412

Unlocatable files ______ 1.251

Unsigned continuation or divisional application ______ 1.53, 1.63(d)(1)

Use of file of parent application ______ 1.53(d)

W

Waiver of confidentiality ______ 1.53(d)(6)

Withdrawal from issue ______ 1.313

Withdrawal of attorney or agent ______ 1.36(b)

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