1101 Request for Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) [R-11.2013]
Only requests for a statutory invention registration filed prior to March 16, 2013 are timely. Requests for a statutory invention registration filed on or after March 16, 2013 will not be treated as the provisions of pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 157 were repealed on March 16, 2013, effective for any request filed on or after that date. See §3(e) of the America Invents Act. Guidance on requests filed before March 16, 2013 may be found in the ninth revision of the Eighth Edition of the MPEP published August 2012. The material in former MPEP §§ 1103-1109 is not repeated in this edition of the MPEP.