706.02(d) Rejections Under Pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(c) [R-08.2012]
Under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(c), abandonment of the "invention" (as distinguished from abandonment of an application) results in loss of right to a patent. See MPEP § 2134 for case law which sets forth the criteria for abandonment under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(c).