MPEP 1304.01
Withholding From Issue of "Secrecy Order" Applications

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

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1304.01    Withholding From Issue of "Secrecy Order" Applications [R-08.2012]

"Secrecy Order" applications are not sent to issue even when all of the claims have been allowed. Instead of mailing a Notice of Allowance, a D-10 Notice is sent. See MPEP § 130.

If the "Secrecy Order" in an application is withdrawn after the D-10 notice is mailed, the application should then be treated like an ordinary application in condition for allowance.