MPEP 2807
Format of Papers Filed in a Supplemental Examination Proceeding

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

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2807    Format of Papers Filed in a Supplemental Examination Proceeding [R-11.2013]

37 C.F.R. 1.615  Format of papers filed in a supplemental examination proceeding.

  • (a) All papers submitted in a supplemental examination proceeding must be formatted in accordance with § 1.52.
  • (b) Court documents and non-patent literature may be redacted, but must otherwise be identical both in content and in format to the original documents, and, if a court document, to the document submitted in court, and must not otherwise be reduced in size or modified, particularly in terms of font type, font size, line spacing, and margins. Patents, patent application publications, and third-party-generated affidavits or declarations must not be reduced in size or otherwise modified in the manner described in this paragraph.

37 CFR 1.615(a) requires that all papers submitted in a supplemental examination proceeding must be formatted in accordance with 37 CFR 1.52.

37 CFR 1.615(b) provides that court documents and non-patent literature may be redacted, but must otherwise be identical both in content and in format to the original documents, and if a court document, to the document submitted in court, and must not otherwise be reduced in size or modified, particularly in terms of font type, font size, line spacing, and margins. Patents, patent application publications, and third-party-generated affidavits or declarations must not be reduced in size or otherwise modified in the manner described in this paragraph.

If the requirements of 37 CFR 1.615 are not satisfied, the request will be considered to be defective. See 37 CFR 1.610(d) and MPEP § 2812.01 .

Papers filed in a supplemental examination proceeding may be filed electronically via EFS-Web. See MPEP § 2806, subsection I.