Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 100: Secrecy, Access, National Security, and Foreign Filing

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

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

101: General

102: Information as to Status of an Application

103: Right of Public To Inspect Patent Files and Some Application Files

104: Power to Inspect Application

105: Suspended or Excluded Practitioner Cannot Inspect

106: Control of Inspection by Assignee

106.01: Rights of Assignee of Part Interest

107-109: [Reserved]

110: Confidential Nature of International Applications

111-114: [Reserved]

115: Review of Applications for National Security and Property Rights Issues

116-119: [Reserved]

120: Secrecy Orders

121: Handling of Applications under Secrecy Order and/or Bearing National Security Markings

122-129: [Reserved]

130: Examination of Secrecy Order Cases

131-139: [Reserved]

140: Foreign Filing Licenses

141-149: [Reserved]

150: Statements to DOE and NASA

151: Content of the Statements