MPEP 1002.02(c)(1)
Petitions Decided by the Director of Technology Center 3640

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

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1002.02(c)(1)    Petitions Decided by the Director of Technology Center 3640 [R-07.2015]

In addition to the items delegated to all Technology Center Directors under MPEP § 1002.02(c), authority to decide the following is delegated to the Director of Technology Center 3640:

1. All petitions filed under 35 U.S.C. 267 to extend the time for taking action in United States-owned applications wherein the invention is important to the armament or defense of the United States, MPEP § 710.

2. All petitions under 37 CFR 1.103(f) to suspend action in United States-owned applications wherein the publication of the invention might be detrimental to the public safety or defense, MPEP § 709, subsection II.

3. Petitions under 37 CFR 5.12(b) for foreign license to file patent applications in foreign countries, MPEP § 140.

4. Petitions for rescission of secrecy order, 37 CFR 5.4, MPEP § 120.

5. Petitions to permit disclosure of subject matter under a secrecy order, 37 CFR 5.5(b), MPEP § 120.

6. Petitions for modification of secrecy order, 37 CFR 5.5(c), MPEP § 120.

7. Petitions relating to refusal of request for publication of a Statutory Invention Registration, 37 CFR 1.295 as in effect on March 15, 2013.

8. Petitions relating to request for withdrawal of request for publication of a Statutory Invention Registration, 37 CFR 1.296 as in effect on March 15, 2013.

9. Petitions relating to DOE property rights statements under 42 U.S.C. 2182, MPEP § 150.

10. Petitions relating to NASA property rights statements under 42 U.S.C. 2457, MPEP § 150.

11. Petitions relating to foreign filing licenses under 35 U.S.C. 184, MPEP § 140.

12. Petitions concerning review of security or government interest matters not otherwise provided for.

13. Petitions relating to any application under a secrecy order pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 181, including petitions to expunge subject matter from the application to overcome the secrecy order.