MPEP 1002.02(q)
Petitions and Requests Decided by the Director of Office of Patent Application Processing (OPAP)

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1002.02(q)    Petitions and Requests Decided by the Director of Office of Patent Application Processing (OPAP) [R-07.2015]

1. Requests under 37 CFR 1.48 filed on or after September 16, 2012 to correct inventorship in a nonprovisional application.

2. Requests under 37 CFR 1.48(d) to add the name of an inventor in a provisional application.

3. Requests under 37 CFR 1.48(e) to delete the name of the person erroneously named as an inventor in a provisional application.

4. Petitions to convert a nonprovisional application filed under 37 CFR 1.53(b) to a provisional application under 37 CFR 1.53(c) where the nonprovisional application is before the Office of Initial Patent Examination or where the nonprovisional application is before the Office of Patent Application Processing.

5. Requests to convert a provisional application filed under 37 CFR 1.53(c) to a nonprovisional application under 37 CFR 1.53(b) where the provisional application is before the Office of Patent Application Processing.

6. Petitions under 37 CFR 1.182 to accept omitted page(s) or drawing(s) and be accorded a filing date as of the date of such submission, or to accept drawings for purposes of a patent application publication.

7. Petitions for extension of time under 37 CFR 1.136(b) in applications before the Office of Patent Application Processing.

8. Petitions for the withdrawal of attorney or agent of record under 37 CFR 1.36 in patent applications involved in proceedings before the Office of Patent Application Processing.