MPEP 705.01
Instructions re Patentability Reports

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

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705.01    Instructions re Patentability Reports [R-07.2015]

When an application comes up for any action and the primary examiners involved (i.e., from both the requesting and the requested Technology Center (TC)) agree that a Patentability Report from the requested TC is necessary for some of the claims, and if the TC Director of the requesting TC approves, the application is forwarded to the requested TC with a request for the Patentability Report.