If applicant timely pays the issue fee, the Office will issue the patent in regular course unless the application is withdrawn from issue ( § 1.313) or the Office defers issuance of the patent. To request that the Office defer issuance of a patent, applicant must file a petition under this section including the fee set forth in § 1.17(h) and a showing of good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary to defer issuance of the patent.
[65 FR 54677, Sept. 8, 2000]
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