MPEP 508.02
Papers Received After Patenting or Abandonment

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

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508.02    Papers Received After Patenting or Abandonment [R-08.2012]

After an application is patented or abandoned, any incoming communication which is not to become part of the record will be returned to the sender. If a paper has been scanned into the IFW, "return" of the paper will be accomplished by the Office closing it in IFW.