MPEP 1603
Elements of a Plant Application

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

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1603    Elements of a Plant Application [R-11.2013]

37 C.F.R. 1.163 Specification and arrangement of application elements in a plant application.

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  • (b) The elements of the plant application, if applicable, should appear in the following order:

    • (1) Plant application transmittal form.
    • (2) Fee transmittal form.
    • (3) Application data sheet (see § 1.76 ).
    • (4) Specification.
    • (5) Drawings (in duplicate).
    • (6) The inventor's oath or declaration (§ 1.162 ).

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An application for a plant patent consists of the same parts as other applications. For information pertaining to the inventor's oath or declaration, specification and claim, or drawings, see MPEP § 1604, 1605, or 1606, respectively.