Simultaneous Issuance of Patents
Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020
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1306.02 Simultaneous Issuance of Patents [R-08.2012]
Where applications have been allowed and a Notice of Allowance and Fee(s) Due (PTOL-85) has been mailed in each application, a request for simultaneous issuance will be granted. Unless all the applications have reached this stage of processing, or a specific requirement of the regulations is involved (e.g., 37 CFR 1.177 ), a request for simultaneous issuance generally will not be granted.
Applicants and their attorneys who desire the simultaneous issue of allowed applications must submit the request to: Mail Stop Issue Fee, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, Attention: Office of Patent Publication.
The request must contain the following information about each allowed application for which simultaneous issue is requested:
- (A) Application number,
- (B) Filing date,
- (C) Name(s) of inventor(s),
- (D) Title of invention, and
- (E) Date of allowance.
Separate copies of the request must accompany each Fee(s) Transmittal (PTOL-85B).