37 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter A - GENERAL

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PATENTS
INDEX I - RULES RELATING TO PATENTS
Editorial Note:
This listing is provided for informational purposes only. It is compiled and kept current by the Department of Commerce. This index is updated as of July 1, 2017.
Section
A
Abandoned applications:
Abandonment by failure to prosecute
1.135
Abandonment during interference
41.127(b)
Abandonment for failure to pay issue fee
1.316
Express abandonment
1.138
To avoid publication
1.138(c)
Referred to in issued patents
1.14
Revival of
1.137
When open for public inspection
1.14
Abandonment of application. (See Abandoned applications)
Abstract of the disclosure.(content, physical requirements)
1.72(b)
Separate sheet required for commencement of
1.52(b)(4), 1.72(b)
Arrangement in overall application
1.77, 1.163
Access to pending applications (limited)
1.14
Action by applicant
1.111-1.116, 1.121-1.138
Address, Correspondence, only one recognized by Office
1.33(c)
Address for notice to Director of appeal to Fed. Cir
90.2
Address of Solicitor's Office
1.1(a)(3)
Address of the Patent and Trademark Office
1.1
Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services
1.1(a)(4), 3.27
Mail Stop Document Services
1.1(a)(4)
Mail Stop Ex Parte Reexam
1.1(c)(1), 1.1(c)(4)
Mail Stop Inter Partes Reexam
1.1(c)(2)
Mail Stop Interference
41.10(b)
Mail Stop OED
1.1(a)(5), 4.6
Mail Stop Patent Ext
1.1(e)
Mail Stop PCT
1.1(b)
Mail Stop Supplemental Examination
1.1(c)(3)
Adjustment of patent term. (See Patent term adjustment)
Administrator, executor, or other legal representative may make application and receive patent
1.42, 1.43
In an international application
1.422
Oath or declaration
1.64
Admission to practice. (See Attorneys and agents)
Affidavit (see also Oath in patent application):
After appeal
41.33(d)
In support of application for reissue
1.175
To disqualify commonly owned patent as prior art
1.131(c)
To overcome cited patent or publication
1.131
Traversing grounds of rejection
1.132
Agents. (See Attorneys and agents)
Allowance and issue of patent:
Amendment after allowance (before or with issue fee)
1.312
Deferral of issuance
1.314
Delivery of patent
1.315
Failure to pay issue fee
1.137(c), 1.316
Issuance of patent
1.314
Notice of allowance
1.311
Patent to issue upon payment of issue fee
1.314
Reasons for
1.104(e)
Withdrawal from issue
1.313
Amendment:
Adding or substituting claims
1.111, 1.121
After appeal
1.116, 41.33, 41.63
After decision on appeal, based on new rejection of Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.50(b)
After final action
1.116, 41.33
After final action (transitional procedures)
1.129
After notice of allowance
1.312
By patent owner
1.530
Copying claim of another application for interference
41.202
Copying claim of issued patent
41.202
Deletions and insertions
1.121
Drawings
1.84, 1.85, 1.121(d)
Manner of making
1.121
May be required
1.121
New matter prohibited
1.121(f), 1.173(a)
Numbering of claims
1.126
Of amendments
1.121
Of claims
1.111, 1.121
Of disclosure
1.121
Of drawing
1.121(d)
Of specification
1.121
Paper and writing
1.52
Petition from refusal to admit
1.127
Preliminary
1.115
Proposed during interference
41.121, 41.208
Provisional application
1.53(c), 1.121(k)
Reexamination proceedings
1.121(j), 1.530, 1.941
Reissue
1.121(i), 1.173(b)
Requisites of
1.33(b), 1.111, 1.116, 1.121, 1.125
Right to amend
1.111, 1.114, 1.116, 1.121, 1.127
Signature to
1.33(b)
Substitute specification
1.125
Time for
1.134
To applications in interference
41.121, 41.208
To correct inaccuracies
1.121(e)
To correspond to original drawing or specification
1.121(e)
To reissues
1.121(i), 1.173
To save from abandonment
1.135
America Invents Act Post-Grant Proceedings (See Inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method review, and derivation proceeding)
Amino Acid Sequences. (See Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequences)
Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:
Fee provided by rules of court
90.2
From Patent Trial and Appeal Board
90.1-90.3
Notice and reasons of appeal
90.2
Reexamination, inter partes proceeding
1.983
Time for
90.3
Appeal to Patent Trial and Appeal Board:
Action following decision
41.54
Affidavits after appeal
41.33(d)
Brief
41.37
Decision by Board
41.50(b)
Examiner's answer
41.39
Fees
41.20, 41.45
Hearing of
41.47
New grounds for rejecting a claim
41.50(b)
Notice of appeal
41.31
Reexamination, inter partes proceeding
1.959
Rehearing
41.52
Reopening after decision
1.198
Reply brief
41.41
Statement of grounds for rejecting, by Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.50
Applicant for patent
1.42, 1.421
Change
1.46, 1.472
Deceased or legally incapacitated inventor
1.43, 1.422
Executor or administrator
1.43
Informed of application number
1.54(b)
Letters for, sent to attorney or agent
1.33(a)
May be represented by patent practitioner
1.31
Must be represented by patent practitioner if juristic entity
1.31
Personal attendance unnecessary
1.2
Required to conduct business with decorum and courtesy
1.3
Required to report assistance received
1.4(g)
Application data sheet
1.76
Application for patent (see also Abandoned applications, Claims, Drawing, Examination of application Reissues, Provisional applications, Specification):
Access to
1.14
Acknowledgement of filing
1.54(b)
Alteration after execution
1.52(c)
Alteration before execution
1.52(c)
Applicant
1.42
Application number and filing date
1.54
Arrangement
1.77, 1.154, 1.163
Continuation or division, reexecution not required
1.63(d)
Continued Prosecution Application (CPA), Design
1.53(d)
Copies of, furnished to applicants
1.59(c)
Cross-references to related applications
1.78
Deceased or legally incapacitated inventor
1.43, 1.64
International phase
1.422
Declaration in lieu of oath
1.68
Duty of disclosure
1.56
Elements of, order and arrangement of
1.77, 1.154, 1.163
Filed apparently without all figures of drawing:
Petition and filing of missing figures seeking new filing date
1.182
Petition asserting all figures of drawing were filed
1.53(e)
Filed apparently without all pages of specification, petition asserting all pages were filed
1.53(e)
Filed apparently without any drawing, petition asserting drawing was filed, or was not necessary, or adding drawing and seeking new filing date
1.53(e)
Filed by other than inventor
1.42, 1.43, 1.46
Filed by reference
1.57(a)
International phase
1.421(c), 1.422
Filing and national fees
1.16, 1.445, 1.492
Filing date
1.53
International application
1.431(b)
Foreign language oath or declaration
1.69
Formulas and tables
1.58
General requisites
1.51
Identification required in letters concerning
1.5
Incomplete application not forwarded for examination
1.53
Language, paper, writing, margin
1.52
Later completion of nonprovisional application
1.53(f)
Must be made by actual inventor, with exceptions
1.42, 1.46, 1.64
Names of all inventors required
1.41, 1.53
Non-English language
1.52(b)(1)(ii)
Nonprovisional application forwarded for examination only when complete
1.53
Nonprovisional filing of petition to convert to a provisional application
1.53(c)(2)
Owned by Government
1.103(f)
Papers forming part of original disclosure not to be expunged
1.59(a)(2)
Parts filed separately
1.54
Parts of application desirably filed together
1.54
Parts of complete application
1.51
Processing fees
1.17
Provisional application
1.9(a)(2), 1.51(c), 1.53(c), 1.121(k)
Publication. (See Publication of applications)
Relating to atomic energy
1.14(d)
Reservation for future application not permitted
1.79
Secrecy order
5.1-5.5
Tables and formulas
1.58
To be made to Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1.51
To claim one independent and distinct invention
1.141
Two or more by same party with patentably indistinct claims
1.78(f), (g)
Application number
1.5(a), 1.53(a), 1.54(b)
Application size fee
1.16(s), 1.52(f)
Arbitration award filing
1.335
Arbitration in interference
41.126
Assertion of micro entity status
1.29
Assertion of small entity status
1.27(c)
Assignee:
Correspondence held with assignee of entire interest
3.71, 3.73
Establishing ownership
3.73(b)
If of entire interest, patent may issue to
1.46, 3.81
If of undivided part interest, correspondence will be held with inventor
1.33
If of undivided part interest, must assent to application for reissue of patent
1.172
If of undivided part interest, patent may issue jointly
1.46, 3.81
May conduct prosecution of application
3.71, 3.73
May take action in interference
41.9
Assignments and recording:
Abstracts of title, fee for
1.19(b)
Conditional assignments
3.56
Correction of Cover Sheet errors
3.34
Cover Sheet required
3.28, 3.31
Date of receipt is date of record
3.51
Effect of recording
3.54
Fees
1.21(h), 3.41
If recorded before payment of issue fee, patent may issue to assignee
3.81
Impact on entitlement to micro entity status
1.29
Impact on entitlement to small entity status
1.27
May serve as inventor's oath or declaration
1.63(e)
Must be recorded in Patent and Trademark Office to issue patent to assignee
3.81
Must identify patent or application
3.21
Orders for copies of
1.12
Patent may issue to assignee
3.81
Recording of assignments
3.11
Records open to public inspection
1.12
Requirements for recording
3.21-3.41
What will be accepted for recording
3.11
Atomic energy applications reported to Department of Energy
1.14
Attorneys and agents:
Acting in a representative capacity
1.33, 1.34
Assignment will not operate as a revocation of power
1.36
Certificate of good standing
1.21(a)(4)
Fee on admission
1.21(a)
Office cannot aid in selection of
1.31
Personal interviews with examiners
1.133
Power of attorney
1.32
Representation in international application
1.455
Representative capacity
1.33, 1.34
Required to conduct business with decorum and courtesy
1.3
Revocation of power
1.36(a)
Withdrawal of
1.36(b), 41.5
Authorization of agents. (See Attorneys and agents)
Award in arbitration
1.335
B
Balance in deposit account
1.25
Basic filing fee
1.16
Basic national fee
1.492
Benefit of earlier application
1.78
Bill in equity. (See Civil action)
Biological material. (See Deposit of Biological material)
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (renamed as Patent Trial and Appeal Board). (See Appeal to Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review, Derivation Proceeding, Patent Trial Practice and Procedure, and Interferences)
Briefs:
In petitions to Director
1.181
On appeal to Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.37
Business to be conducted with decorum and courtesy
1.3
Business to be transacted in writing
1.2
C
Certificate of correction
1.322, 1.323
Fee
1.20(a)
Mistakes not corrected
1.325
Certificate of mailing (as first class mail) or transmission
1.8
Certificate, reexamination
1.570
Certified copies of records, papers, etc
1.4(f), 1.13
Chemical and mathematical formulas and tables
1.58
Citation of prior art in patent
1.501
Citation of references by examiner
1.104(d)
Civil action
90.1-90.3
Claims (see also Examination of applications):
Amendment of
1.121
Date of invention of
1.110
Dependent
1.75
Design patent
1.153
International
1.1025
May be in dependent form
1.75
More than one permitted
1.75
Multiple dependent
1.75
Must conform to invention and specification
1.75
Notice of rejection of
1.104
Numbering of
1.126
Part of complete application
1.51
Patentably indistinct, same applicant or owner
1.78(f), (g)
Plant patent
1.164
Rejection of
1.104(c)
Required
1.75
Separate Sheet required for commencement of claim(s)
1.52(b), 1.75(h)
Twice or finally rejected before appeal
41.31(a)
Color drawing
1.84(a)(2)
Color photographs
1.84(b)(2)
Common Ownership, statement by assignee may be required
1.78
Compact disc submissions:
Computer program listings
1.96
Requirements
1.52(e)
Sequence listings
1.821(c)
Tables
1.58
Complaints against examiners, how presented
1.3
Composition of matter, specimens of ingredients may be required
1.93
Computer program listings
1.96
Concurrent office proceedings
1.565
Conduct of ex parte reexamination proceedings
1.550
Continued examination, request for
1.114
Continued Prosecution Application (CPA), Design
1.53(d)
Continuing application for invention disclosed and claimed in prior application
1.53(b)
Copies of patents, published applications, records, etc.
1.11, 1.12, 1.13
Copies of records, fees
1.19(b), 1.59
Copyright notice in drawings
1.84(s)
Copyright notice in specification
1.71(d)
Corrected publication of application
1.221
Correction, certificate of
1.322, 1.323
Correction of inventorship
1.48, 1.324
Correspondence:
Address, only one recognized
1.33(c)
Addresses for non-trademark correspondence
1.1
Business with the Office to be transacted by
1.2
Discourteous communications not entered
1.3
Double, with different parties in interest not allowed
1.33
Facsimile transmissions
1.6(d)
Held with attorney or agent
1.33
Identification of application or patent in letter relating to
1.5
Involving national security
5.1
May be held exclusively with assignee of entire interest
3.71
Nature of
1.4
Patent owners in reexamination
1.33(c)
Receipt of letters and papers
1.6
Rules for conducting in general
1.1-1.8
Separate letter for each subject or inquiry
1.4(c)
Signature requirements
1.4(d)
When no attorney or agent
1.33
With attorney or agent after power or authorization is filed
1.33
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appeal to. (See Appeal to Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
CPA (Continued Prosecution Application), Design
1.53(d)
Credit card payment
1.23
Covered Business Method Patent Review. (See also Patent Trial Practice and Procedure; Post-Grant Review):
General
42.300-42.304
Procedure; pendency
42.300
Definitions
42.301
Content of petition
42.304
Time for filing
42.303
Who may petition
42.302
Customer Number:
Defined
1.32(a)(5)
Required to establish a Fee Address
1.363(c)
D
Date of invention of subject matter of individual claims
1.110
Day for taking any action or paying any fee falling on Saturday, Sunday, or Federal holiday
1.7, 1.9(h)
Daytime telephone number
1.33(a)
Death or legal incapacitation of inventor
1.43
In an international application
1.422
Decision on appeal by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.50
Action following decision
41.54
Declaration (See also Oath in patent application).
Foreign language
1.69
In lieu of oath
1.68
In patent application
1.68
Requirements to enter the U.S. national phase
1.497
Deferral of examination
1.103
Definitions:
Applicant
1.42
Assignment
3.1
Customer Number
1.32(a)(5)
Document
3.1
Effective filing date of a claimed invention
1.109
Federal holiday within the District of Columbia
1.9(h)
Inventorship
1.9(d), 1.41
Joint Research Agreement
1.9(e)
Micro entity
1.29
National and international applications
1.9
National security classified
1.9(i)
Nonprofit organization(for small entity purposes)
1.27(a)(3)
Nonprovisional application
1.9(a)(3)
Paper
1.9(k)
Person (for small entity purposes)
1.27(a)(1)
Power of attorney
1.32(a)(2)
Principal
1.32(a)(3)
Provisional application
1.9(a)(2)
Published application
1.9(c)
Recorded document
3.1
Revocation
1.32(a)(4)
Service of process
Small business concern (for small entity purposes)
1.27(a)(2)
Small entity
1.27(a)
Terms under Patent Cooperation Treaty
1.401
Delivery of patent
1.315
Deposit accounts
1.25
Fees
1.21(b)
Deposit of computer program listings
1.96
Deposit of biological material:
Acceptable depository
1.803
Biological material
1.801
Examination procedures
1.809
Furnishing of samples
1.808
Need or Opportunity to make a deposit
1.802
Replacement or supplemental deposit
1.805
Term of deposit
1.806
Time of making original deposit
1.804
Viability of deposit
1.807
Depositions (See also Testimony in interferences):
Certificate of officer to accompany
41.157(e)
Formalities to be observed in preparing
41.157
Person before whom taken
41.157
Description of invention. (See Specification)
Design Patent Applications:
Arrangement of specification
1.154
Claim
1.153(a)
Description
1.153(a)
Drawing
1.152
Expedited Examination
1.155
Filing fee
1.16(b)
International. (See Hague Agreement)
Issue fee
1.18(b)
Oath
1.153(b)
Rules applicable
1.151
Title
1.153(a)
Determination of request for ex parte reexamination
1.515
Derivation Proceeding (See also Patent Trial Practice and Procedure)
General
42.400-42.407
Procedure; pendency
42.400
Definitions
42.401
Who may petition
42.402
Time for filing
42.403
Derivation Fee
42.15, 42.404
Content of petition
42.405
Service of petition
42.406
Filing date
42.407
Institution of derivation proceeding
42.408
After Institution
42.409-42.412
Settlement agreement
42.409
Arbitration
42.410
Common interests in the invention
42.411
Public availability of Board records
42.412
Director of the USPTO (See also Petition to the Director):
Address of
1.1
Availability of decisions by
1.14
Cases decided by Board reopened only by
1.198
Initiates ex parte reexamination
1.520
Disclaimer, statutory:
During interference
41.127(b)
Fee
1.20(d)
Requirements of
1.321
Terminal
1.321
Discovery in interferences
41.150
Division. (See Restriction of application)
Division of patent on reissue
1.177
Document supply fees
1.19
Drawing:
Amendment of
1.121(d)
Annotated drawings
1.121(d)
Arrangement of views
1.84(i)
Arrows
1.84(r)
Character of lines
1.84(l)
Color
1.84(a)(2)
Content of drawing
1.83
Conventional features
1.83(a)
Copyright notice
1.84(s)
Correction
1.84(w), 1.85(c), 1.121(d)
Cost of copies of
1.19
Description, brief and detailed
1.74
Design application
1.152
Figure for front page
1.76(b)(3), 1.84(j)
Filed with application
1.81
Graphics
1.84(d)
Hatching and shading
1.84(m)
Holes
1.84(x)
Identification
1.84(c)
If of an improvement, must show connection with old structure
1.83(b)
Incorporation by reference to prior application
1.57
In international applications
1.437
Ink
1.84(a)(1)
Lead lines
1.84(q)
Legends
1.84(o)
Letters
1.84(p)
Location of names
1.84(c)
Margin
1.84(g)
Mask work notice
1.84(s)
Must show every feature of the invention
1.83(a)
No return or release
1.85(b)
Numbering of sheets
1.84(t)
Numbering of views
1.84(u)
Numbers
1.84(p)
Original should be retained by applicant
1.81(a)
Paper
1.84(e)
Part of application papers
1.52(b)
Photographs
1.84(b)
Plant patent application
1.81, 1.165
Printed and published by the Office when patented
1.84
Reference letters, numerals, and characters
1.74, 1.84(p)
Reissue
1.173(a)(2)
Release not permitted
1.85(b)
Replacement drawings
1.121(d)
Required by law when necessary for understanding
1.81
Scale
1.84(k)
Security markings
1.84(v)
Shading
1.84(m)
Size of sheet
1.84(f)
Standards for drawings
1.84
Symbols
1.84(n)
Views
1.84(h)
When necessary, part of complete application
1.51
Duplicate copies
1.4(b)
Duty of disclosure
1.56, 1.555, 1.933
Patent term extension
1.765
E
Early publication of application
1.219
Eighteen-month publication of applications. (See Publication of applications)
Election of species
1.146
Electronic documents
1.52(e)
Application size fee
1.16(s), 1.52(f)
Non-electronic filing fee
1.16(t)
Electronic filing of application
1.6(a)(4), 1.52(a)(5)
Establishing micro entity status
1.29
Establishing small entity status
1.27, 1.28
Evidence. (See Testimony in interferences)
Ex parte reexamination. (See Reexamination)
Examination of applications:
Advancement of examination
1.102
As to form
1.104(a)(1)
Citation of references
1.104(d)
Completeness of examiner's action
1.104(b)
Deferral of
1.103
Examiner's action
1.104(a)
International-type search
1.104(a)(3)
Nature of examination
1.104(a)
Prioritized examination
1.102(e)
Reasons for allowance
1.104(e)
Reconsideration after rejection if requested
1.111
Reissue
1.176
Rejection of claims
1.104(c)
Request for continued examination(RCE)
1.114
Requirement for information by examiner
1.105
Suspension of action by the Office
1.103
Examiners:
Answers on appeal
41.39
Complaints against
1.3
Interviews with
1.133, 1.560
Executors
1.42, 1.64, 1.422
Exhibits. (See Models and exhibits)
Expedited examination of design applications
1.155
Export of technical data
5.19, 5.20
Express abandonment
1.138
To avoid publication
1.138(c)
Priority Mail Express®
1.10
Date of receipt of
1.6
Petition in regard to
1.10
Expungement of information
1.59
Extension of patent term. (See also Patent term adjustment):
Due to examination delay under the URAA (35 U.S.C. 154)
1.701
Due to regulatory review period (35 U.S.C. 156):
Applicant for
1.730
Application for
1.740
Calculation of term:
Animal Drug Product
1.778
Food or color additive
1.776
Human drug product
1.775
Medical device
1.777
Veterinary biological product
1.779
Certificate
1.780
Conditions for
1.720
Determination of eligibility
1.750
Duty of disclosure
1.765
Filing date of application
1.741
Formal requirements
1.740
Incomplete application
1.741
Interim extension
1.760, 1.790
Multiple applications
1.785
Patents subject to
1.710
Signature requirements for application
1.730
Withdrawal of application
1.770
Extension of time
1.136
Fees
1.17(a)
Interference proceedings
41.4
Reexamination proceedings
1.550(c)
F
Facsimile transmissions
1.6(d), 1.8
Federal Holiday, time for taking action
1.7, 1.9(h)
Federal Register, publication of rules in
1.351
Fees and payment of money:
Credit card
1.23(b)
Deposit account
1.25
Document supply fees
1.19
Extension of time
1.17(a)
Fee on appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provided by rules of court
90.2
Fees payable in advance
1.22(a)
For international-type search report
1.21(e)
Foreign filing license petition
1.17(g)
Itemization required
1.22(b)
Method of payment
1.23
Money by mail at risk of sender
1.23(a)
Money paid by mistake or in excess
1.26
Necessary for application to be complete
1.51
Petition fees
1.17(f), 1.17(g), 1.17(h), 41.20(a)
Prioritized examination
1.17(c)
Processing fees
1.17(i)
Publication of application
1.18(d), 1.211(e)
Reexamination request
1.20(c)
Refunds
1.26, 1.28
Relating to international applications
1.445, 1.492
Schedule of fees and charges
1.16-1.21
Files open to the public
1.11, 1.14
Filing, search and examination fees
1.16
Filing date of application
1.53
Filing of interference settlement agreements
41.205
Final rejection:
Appeal from
41.31
Response to
1.113, 1.114, 1.116, 1.129
When and how given
1.113
First Class Mail
1.8
Foreign application
1.55
License to file
5.11-5.25
Foreign country:
Taking oath in
1.66
Taking testimony in
41.156, 41.157
Foreign mask work protection
Part 150
Evaluation of request
150.4
Definition
150.1
Duration of proclamation
150.5
Initiation of evaluation
150.2
Mailing address
150.6
Submission of requests
150.3
Formulas and tables in patent applications
1.58
Fraud practiced or attempted on Office
1.27(h), 1.56, 1.555, 1.765
Freedom of Information Act
Part 102
G
Gazette. (See Official Gazette)
General authorization to charge deposit account
1.25
General information and correspondence
1.1-1.8, 1.10
Government acquisition of foreign patent rights
Part 501
Government employee invention
Part 501
Government interest in patent, recording of
3.11, 3.31, 3.41, 3.58
Governmental registers
3.58
H
Hague Agreement:
International design applications
1.1001-1.1071
Access to
1.14(j)
Applied for by person/entity other than inventor
1.46(b)
Benefit claim in
1.78(d), 1.78(e)
Definition of
1.9(n)
Deposit account usage in
1.25
Drawing corrections in
1.121(d)
Expedited examination of
1.155
Incorporation by reference as to inadvertently omitted portion of specification or drawing(s)
1.57(b)
Inventorship in
1.41(f)
Priority claim in
1.55(m)
Hearings:
Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.47
Fee for appeal hearing
41.20
In disciplinary proceedings
11. 44
Of motions in interferences
41.124
Holiday, time for action expiring on
1.6, 1.7
I
Identification of application, patent or registration
1.5
Incorporation by Reference
1.57
Information disclosure statement:
At time of filing application
1.51(d)
Content of
1.98
Not permitted in provisional applications
1.51(d)
Reexamination
1.555, 1.902
To comply with duty of disclosure
1.97
Information, Public
Part 102
Inter partes reexamination. (See Reexamination)
Interferences. (See also Depositions, Notice, Statement in interferences, Testimony in interferences):
Abandonment of the contest
41.127(b)
Access to applications
41.109
Action by examiner after interference
41.127
Addition of new party by judge
41.203
Amendment during
41.121, 41.208
Appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
90.1-90.3
Applicant requests
41.202
Arbitration
41.126
Burden of proof
41.121(b)
Civil action
90.1-90.3
Concession of priority
41.127(b)
Correspondence
41.10
Decision on motions
41.125
Declaration of interference
41.203
Definition
41.100, 41.201
Disclaimer to avoid interference
41.127(b)
Discovery
41.150
Extensions of time
41.4
Identifying claim from patent
41.202
In what cases declared
41.203
Inspection of cases of opposing parties
41.109
Interference with a patent
41.202
Judgment
41.127
Junior party fails to overcome filing date of senior party
41.204
Jurisdiction of interference
41.103
Manner of service of papers
41.106
Motions
41.121, 41.155, 41.208
Notice and access to applications of opposing parties
41.109
Notice of basis for relief
41.120, 41.204
Notice of reexamination, reissue, protest or litigation
41.8
Notice to file civil action
90.2
Oral argument
41.124
Ownership of applications or patents involved
41.206
Petitions
41.3
Preparation for
41.202
Priority statement
41.204
Prosecution by assignee
41.9
Recommendation by Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.127
Record and exhibits
41.106, 41.154
Records of, when open to public
1.11, 41.6
Reissue filed by patentee during
41.203
Request by applicant
41.202
Return of unauthorized papers
41.128
Review of decision by civil action
90.1-90.3
Same party
41.206
Sanctions for failure to comply with rules or order
41.128
Sanctions for taking and maintaining a frivolous position
41.128
Secrecy order cases
5.3(b)
Service of papers
41.106
Status of claims of defeated applicant after interference
41.127
Statutory disclaimer by patentee during
41.127(b)
Suggestion of claims for interference
41.202
Suspension of other proceedings
41.103
Testimony copies
41.157
Time period for completion
41.200
Times for discovery and taking testimony
41.150, 41.156, 41.157
Translation of document in foreign language
41.154
International application. (See Patent Cooperation Treaty)
International Bureau
1.415
International design application. (See Hague Agreement)
International Preliminary Examining Authority, United States as
1.416
International Searching Authority, United States as
1.413
Interview summary
1.133
Interviews with examiner
1.133, 1.560
Inter Partes Review. (See also Patent Trial Practice and Procedure):
General
42.100-42.107
Procedure; pendency
42.100
Who may petition
42.101
Time for filing
42.102
Fee
42.15, 42.103
Content of petition
42.104
Service of petition
42.105
Filing date
42.106
Preliminary response
42.107
Instituting a review
42.108
After Institution
42.120-42.123
Patent owner response
42.120
Motion to amend
42.121
Multiple proceedings; joinder
42.122
Supplemental information
42.123
Invention promoters:
Complaints regarding
4.1-4.6
Publication of
4.1, 4.3, 4.5
Reply to
4.4
Submission of
4.3
Withdrawal of
4.4
Definition
4.2
Inventor (see also Oath in patent application):
Death or legal incapacity of
1.43
In international application
1.422,
May apply for patent
1.42
Unavailable or refuses to sign application
1.64
Inventor's certificate priority benefit
1.55
Inventorship and date of invention of the subject matter of individual claims
1.110
Issue fee
1.18
Issue of patent. (See Allowance and issue of patent)
J
Joinder of inventions in one application
1.141-1.146
Joint inventors
1.45, 1.47, 1.48, 1.324, 1.421(b)
Joint patent to inventor and assignee
1.46, 3.81
Jurisdiction:
After decision by Patent Trial and Appeal Board
1.197, 1.198
After notice of allowance
1.312, 1.313
Of involved files in contested case
41.103
L
Law School Clinic Certification Program
11.16-11.17
Legal representative of deceased or incapacitated inventor
1.42, 1.43, 1.64
In international application
1.422
Legal Processes
Part 104
Legibility of papers which are to become part of the permanent Office records
1.52(a)
Letters to the Office. (See Correspondence)
Library service fee
1.19(c)
License and assignment of government interest in patent
3.11, 3.31, 3.41
License for foreign filing
5.11-5.15
List of U.S. Patents classified in a subclass, cost of
1.19(d)
Local delivery box rental
1.21(d)
Lost files
1.251
M
Mail Stops
Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services
1.1(a)(4), 3.27
Mail Stop Document Services
1.1(a)(4)
Mail Stop Ex parte Reexam
1.1(c)(1), 1.1(c)(4)
Mail Stop Inter partes Reexam
1.1(c)(2)
Mail Stop Interference
41.10(b)
Mail Stop OED
1.1(a)(5), 4.6
Mail Stop Patent Ext
1.1(e)
Mail Stop PCT
1.1(b), 1.417, 1.434(a), 1.480(b)
Mail Stop Supplemental Examination
1.1(c)(3)
Maintenance fees
1.20(e)-(h)
Acceptance of delayed payment of
1.378
Address for payments and correspondence
1.1(d)
Fee address for
1.363
Review of decision refusing to accept
1.377
Submission of
1.366
Time for payment of
1.362
Mask work notice in specification
1.71(d)
Mask work notice on drawing
1.84(s)
Mask work protection, foreign
Part 150
Microorganisms. (See Deposit of Biological Material)
Minimum balance in deposit accounts
1.25
Misjoinder of inventor
1.48, 1.324, 1.497(d)
Missing pages when application filed
Petition alleging there were no missing pages
1.53(e)
Petition with new oath or declaration and later submission of missing pages seeking new filing date
1.182
Mistake in patent, certificate thereof issued
1.322, 1.323
Models and exhibits:
Copies of
1.95
Disposal unless return arrangements made
1.94
In contested cases
41.154
May be required if deemed necessary in examination of application
1.91(b)
Model not generally admitted as part of application or patent
1.91
Not to be taken from the Office except in custody of sworn employee
1.95
Return of
1.94
Working model may be required
1.91(b)
Money. (See Fees and payment of money)
Motions in interference
41.121, 41.155, 41.208
To take testimony in foreign country
41.156, 41.157
N
Name of applicant
1.41
New matter inadmissible in application
1.53(b), 1.121(f)
New matter inadmissible in reexamination
1.530(d), 1.552(b)
New matter inadmissible in reissue
1.173
Non-English language specification fee
1.17(i)
Nonprofit organization:
Definition (for small entity purposes)
1.27(a)(3)
Nonpublication request
1.213
Notice:
Of allowance of application
1.311
Of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
90.1-90.3
Of arbitration award
1.335
Of defective reexamination request
1.510(c)
Of interference
41.101, 41.203
Of oral hearings on appeals before Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.47
Of rejection of an application
1.104(a)
Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequences:
Amendments to
1.825
Disclosure in patent application
1.821
Form and format for computer readable form
1.824
Format for sequence data
1.822
Replacement of
1.825
Requirements
1.823
Submission on compact disc
1.52, 1.821, 1.823
O
Oath or declaration (inventor's) in patent application:
Assignment may serve as
1.63(e)
Apostilles
1.66
Before whom taken in foreign countries
1.66
Before whom taken in the United States
1.66
By administrator or executor
1.42, 1.63, 1.64, 1.497(b)
Certificate of Officer administering
1.66
Continuation-in-part
1.63(e)
Declaration in lieu of oath
1.68
Foreign language
1.69
Identification of specification to which it is directed
1.63
International application, National Stage
1.497
Inventor's Certificate
1.63
Made by inventor
1.41, 1.63, 1.64
Officers authorized to administer oaths
1.66
Part of complete application
1.51
Person making
1.63, 1.64
Plant patent application
1.162
Requirements of
1.63
Sealed
1.66
Signature to
1.4, 1.63, 1.64, 1.67
Substitute Statement
1.64
Supplemental
1.67
To acknowledge duty of disclosure
1.63
When taken abroad to seal all papers
1.66
Oath or declaration in reissue application
1.172, 1.175
Object of the invention
1.73
Office action time for reply
1.134
Office fees. (See Fees and payment of money)
Official action, based exclusively upon the written record
1.2
Official business, should be transacted in writing
1.2
Official Gazette:
Amendments to rules published in
1.351
Announces request for reexamination
1.11(c), 1.525, 1.904
Notice of filing application to nonsigning inventor
1.47
Notice of issuance of ex parte reexamination certificate
1.570(f)
Notice of issuance of inter partes reexamination certificate
1.997
Service of notices in
41.101
Oral statements
1.2
Order to reexamine
1.525
Ownership, statement establishing by assignee
3.73(b)
P
Paper, definition of
1.9(k)
Papers (requirements to become part of Office permanent records)
1.52
Handwritten, not permitted
1.52(a)
Papers not received on Saturday, Sunday or holidays
1.6
Patent application. (See Application for patent and Provisional patent applications)
Patent application publication. (See Published application)
Patent attorneys and agents. (See Attorneys and agents)
Patent Cooperation Treaty:
Amendments and corrections during international processing
1.471
Amendments during international preliminary examination
1.485
Applicant for international application
1.421
Changes in person, name and address, where filed
1.421(f), 1.472
Claim content and format in an international application
1.436
Commencement of the national stage
1.491(a)
Conduct of international preliminary examination
1.484
Definition of terms
1.401
Delays in meeting time limits
1.468
Demand for international preliminary examination
1.480
Designation of States
1.432
Election of States
1.480(d)
Entry into national stage
1.491(b), 1.495
Examination at national stage
1.496
Fees:
Due within one month of filing international application
1.431(c)
Failure to pay results in withdrawal of application
1.431(d), 1.432
Filing and processing fees
1.445
International preliminary examination
1.481, 1.482
National stage
1.492
Refunds
1.26, 1.446, 1.480(c)
Filing by other than inventor
1.421(c), 1.422
International application requirements
1.431
Abstract
1.438
Claims
1.436
Description
1.435
Drawings
1.437
Physical requirements
1.433
Request
1.434
International Bureau
1.415
Inventor deceased
1.422, 1.497
Inventor insane or legally incapacitated
1.497
Inventors, joint
1.421(b), 1.497
National stage examination
1.496
Oath or declaration at national stage
1.497
Priority, claim for
1.451, 1.452
Record copy to International Bureau, Transmittal procedures
1.461
Representation by attorney or agent
1.455
Time limits for processing applications
1.465, 1.468
Translation:
Of international application for U.S. national phase
1.495
Of publication of international application for provisional rights
1.417
United States as:
Designated or Elected Office
1.414
International Preliminary Examining Authority
1.416
International Searching Authority
1.413
Receiving Office
1.412
Unity of invention:
Before International Searching Authority
1.475, 1.476
Before International Preliminary Examining Authority
1.488
National stage
1.475, 1.499
Protest to lack of
1.477, 1.489
Withdrawal of international application, designations, priority claims, demands and elections
1.421(g), 1.431(d)
Patent Law Treaty:
Model International Forms
1.76, 3.31(h)
Patent term adjustment due to examination delay
1.702-1.705
Application for
1.705
Determination
1.705
Grounds for
1.702
Period of adjustment
1.703
Reduction of period of adjustment
1.704
Patent term extension due to examination delay
1.701
Patent term extension due to regulatory review period. (See Extension of patent term due to regulatory review period (35 U.S.C. 156))
Patentee notified of interference
41.101, 41.203
Patents. (see also Allowance and issue of Patent):
Available for license or sale, publication of notice
1.21(i)
Certified copies of
1.13
Correction of errors in
1.171, 1.322, 1.323, 1.324
Delivery of
1.315
Disclaimer
1.321
Identification required in letters concerning
1.5
Obtainable by civil action
90.1-90.3
Price of copies
1.19
Records of, open to public
1.11
Reissuing of, when defective
1.171-1.178
Payment of fees
1.23
Person, definition for small entity purposes
1.27(a)(1)
Personal attendance unnecessary
1.2
Petition for reissue
1.171, 1.172
Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (See Appeal to Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Inter Partes Review, Post-Grant Review, Derivation Proceeding, Patent Trial Practice and Procedure, and Interferences)
Patent Trial Practice and Procedure (see also inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method patent review, and derivation proceeding)
General
42.1-42.14
Policy
42.1
Definitions
42.2
Jurisdiction
42.3
Notice of trial
42.4
Conduct of the proceeding
42.5
Filing of documents, including exhibits; service
42.6
Management of the record
42.7
Mandatory notices
42.8
Action by patent owner
42.9
Counsel
42.10
Duty of candor; signing papers; representations to the Board; sanctions
42.11
Sanctions
42.12
Citation of authority
42.13
Public availability
42.14
Fees
42.15
Petition and Motion Practice
42.20-42.25
General
42.20
Notice of basis for relief
42.21
Content of petitions and motions
42.22
Oppositions and replies
42.23
Type-volume or page and word count limits for petitions, motions, oppositions and replies
42.24
Default filing times
42.25
Testimony and Production
42.51-42.65
Discovery
42.51
Compelling testimony and production
42.52
Taking testimony
42.53
Protective order
42.54
Confidential information in a petition
42.55
Expungement of confidential information
42.56
Admissibility
42.61
Applicability of the Federal Rules of Evidence
42.62
Form of evidence
42.63
Objection; motion to exclude
42.64
Expert testimony; tests and data
42.65
Oral Argument, Decision, and Settlement
42.70-74
Oral argument
42.70
Decision on petitions or motions
42.71
Termination of trial
42.72
Judgment
42.73
Settlement
42.74
Certificate
42.80
Petition to the Director:
Fees
1.17
For delayed payment of issue fee
1.137
For license for foreign filing
5.12
For the revival of an abandoned application
1.137
From formal objections or requirements
1.113, 1.181
From requirement for restriction
1.129, 1.144
General requirements
1.181
In interferences
41.3
In reexamination
1.515(c)
On refusal of examiner to admit amendment
1.127
Petition to accept an unintentionally delayed claim for domestic benefit
1.78
Petition to accept an unintentionally delayed claim for foreign priority
1.55
Questions not specifically provided for
1.182
Suspension of rules
1.183
To exercise supervisory authority
1.181
To make special
1.102
Plant patent applications:
Applicant
1.42, 1.162
Claim
1.164
Declaration
1.162
Description
1.162
Drawings
1.165
Examination
1.167
Fee for copies
1.19
Filing fee
1.16(c)
Issue fee
1.18(c)
Latin named genus and species
1.76(b)(3), 1.163(c)(4)
Oath
1.162
Rules applicable
1.161
Specification
1.163
Specimens
1.166
Post issuance fees
1.20
Post Office receipt as filing date
1.10
Postal emergency or interruption
1.10(g)-(i)
Post-Grant Review. (See also Patent Trial Practice and Procedure):
General
42.200-42.207
Procedure; pendency
42.200
Who may petition
42.201
Time for filing
42.202
Fee
42.15, 42.203
Content of petition
42.204
Service of petition
42.205
Filing date
42.206
Preliminary response
42.207
Instituting a review
42.208
After Institution
42.220-42.224
Patent owner response
42.220
Motion to amend
42.221
Multiple proceedings; joinder
42.222
Supplemental information
42.223
Discovery
42.224
Power of attorney. (See Attorneys and agents)
Preliminary amendments
1.115
Preserved in confidence, applications
1.12, 1.14
Exceptions (status, access or copies available)
1.14
Prior art citation in patent files
1.501
Prior art statement:
Content of
1.98
In reexamination
1.555, 1.933
To comply with duty of disclosure
1.97
Prior art submission by third party:
In patent application
1.290
In patent file
1.501
In protest against pending unpublished application
1.291
Prior Invention, affidavit or declaration of, to overcome rejection
1.131
Prior public disclosure, affidavit or declaration of, to overcome rejection
1.130
Prioritized examination
1.102(e)
Priority, international applications
1.451
Priority, right of, under treaty or law
1.55
Priority statement in interferences:
Contents of
41.204
Correction of statement on motion
41.120
Effect of statement
41.204
Failure to file
41.204
In case of motion to amend interference
41.208
May be amended if defective
41.120
Reliance on prior application
41.204
Requirement for
41.204
Service on opposing parties
41.204
When opened to inspection
41.204
Proclamation as to protection of foreign mask works
Part 150
Protests to grant of patent
1.291
Provisional patent applications:
Claiming the benefit of
1.78
Converting a nonprovisional to a provisional
1.53(c)(2)
Converting a provisional to a nonprovisional
1.53(c)(3)
Filing date
1.53
Filing fee
1.16(d)
General requisites
1.51(c)
Later filing of filing fee and cover sheet
1.53(g)
Names of all inventors required
1.41, 1.53(c)
No right of priority
1.53(c)(4)
No examination
1.53(i)
Papers concerning, must identify provisional applications as such, and by application number
1.5(f)
Parts of complete provisional application
1.51(c)
Processing fees
1.17(i)
Revival of
1.137
When abandoned
1.53(i)
Public information
Part 102
Fee
1.17(j)
Publication:
Of reexamination certificate
1.570(f), 1.997(f)
Publication of application
1.211
Early publication
1.219
Express abandonment to avoid publication
1.138(c)
Fee
1.18
Nonpublication request
1.213
Publication of redacted copy
1.217
Republication
1.221
Voluntary publication
1.221
Published application
Access to
1.11, 1.14
Certified copies
1.13
Contents
1.215
Definition of published application
1.9(c)
Records of, open to public
1.11, 1.12
Republication of
1.221
Third party submission in
1.290
R
RCE (Request for continued examination)
1.114
Reasons for allowance
1.104(e)
Reconsideration of Office action
1.112
Reconstruction of lost files
1.251
Recording of assignments. (See Assignments and recording)
Records of the Patent and Trademark Office
1.11-1.15
Redacted publication of application
1.217
Reexamination:
Amendments, manner of making
1.121(c)
Announcement in Official Gazette
1.11(c)
Correction of inventorship
1.530
Correspondence address
1.33(c)
Ex parte proceedings
Amendments, manner of making
1.21(j), 1.530
Appeal to Board
41.31
Appeal to C.A.F.C.
90.1-90.3
Civil action under 35 U.S.C. 145
90.1-90.3
Concurrent with interference, reissue, other reexamination, litigation or office proceedings(s)
1.565
Conduct of
1.550
Duty of disclosure in
1.555
Examiner's determination to grant or refuse request for
1.515
Extensions of time
1.550(c)
Initiated by the Director
1.520
Interviews in
1.560
Issuance of certificate at conclusion of
1.570
Order for reexamination by examiner
1.525
Patent owner's statement
1.530, 1.540
Processing of prior art citations during
1.502
Reply to patent owner's statement to third party requester
1.535, 1.540
Request for
1.510
Scope of
1.552
Service of papers
1.248
Examiner's action
1.104
Fee
1.20(c)
Fee charged to deposit account
1.25
Identification in letter
1.5(d)
Inter partes proceedings
1.902-907
Amendments, manner of making
1.121(j), 1.530, 1.941
Appeal to Board
41.61
Appeal to C.A.F.C.
1.983
Civil action under 35 U.S.C. 145 not available
90.1-90.3
Concurrent with interference, reissue, other reexamination, litigation or office proceedings(s)
1.565, 1.985
Conduct of
1.937
Duty of disclosure in
1.555, 1.933
Examiner's determination to grant or refuse request for
1.923-1.927
Extensions of time
1.956
Filing date of request for
1.919
Issuance of certificate at conclusion of
1.997
Merged with concurrent reexamination proceedings
1.989
Merged with reissue application
1.991
Notice of, in the Official Gazette
1.904
Persons eligible to file request for
1.903
Processing of prior art citations during
1.902
Scope of
1.906
Service of papers
1.248, 1.903
Submission of papers by the public
1.905
Subsequent requests for
1.907
Suspension due to concurrent interference
1.993
Suspension due to litigation
1.987
Information Disclosure Statements
1.98, 1.555
Open to public
1.11(d)
Reconsideration before final action
1.112
Refund of fee
1.26
Reply to action
1.111
Revival of termination examination
1.137
Reference characters in drawings
1.74, 1.84(p)
References cited on examination
1.104(d)
Refund of international application filing and processing fees
1.446
Refund of money paid by mistake
1.26
Register of Government interest in patents
3.58
Rehearing:
Of appeal decisions by Patent Trial and Appeal Board
41.52
Request for, time for appeal after action on
90.3
Reissues:
Amendments
1.173
Applicants, assignees
1.172
Application for reissue
1.171
Application made and sworn to by inventor, if living
1.172
Declaration
1.175
Drawings
1.173(a)(2), 1.173(b)(3)
Examination of reissue
1.176
Filed during interference
41.202, 41.203
Filing during reexamination
1.565, 1.985
Filing fee
1.16
Filing of announced in Official Gazette
1.11(b)
Grounds for and requirements
1.171-1.173, 1.175-1.178
Issue fee
1.18(a)
Oath
1.175
Open to public
1.11
Original claims subject to reexamination
1.176
Original patent surrendered
1.178
Reissue in divisions
1.177
Restriction
1.176
Specification
1.173
Take precedence in order of examination
1.176
To contain no new matter
1.173(a)
What must accompany application
1.171, 1.172
Rejection:
After two rejections appeal may be taken from examiner to Board of Appeals
1.191, 41.31
Applicant will be notified of rejection with reasons and references
1.104(a)(2)
Examiner may rely on admissions by applicant or patent owner, or facts within examiner's knowledge
1.104(c)(3)
Final
1.113
Formal objections
1.104
On account of invention shown by others but not claimed, how overcome
1.131
References will be cited
1.104(c)
Requisites of notice of
1.104
Reply brief
41.41
Reply by applicant or patent owner
1.111
Reply by requester
1.535, 1.947
Representative capacity
1.34(a)
Request for continued examination(RCE)
1.114
Request for reconsideration
1.112
Request for ex parte reexamination
1.510
Request for inter partes reexamination
1.913-1.927
Requirement for information
1.105
Reservation clauses not permitted
1.79
Response time to Office action
1.134
Restriction of application
1.141-1.146
Claims to nonelected invention withdrawn
1.142
Constructive election
1.145
Petition from requirements for
1.129, 1.144
Provisional election
1.143
Reconsideration of requirement
1.143
Reissue
1.176
Requirement for
1.142
Subsequent presentation of claims for different invention
1.145
Transitional procedures
1.129
Return of correspondence
1.5(a)
Revival of abandoned application or terminated or limited reexamination proceeding
1.137
Unintentional abandonment fee
1.17(m)
Revocation of power of attorney or authorization of agent
1.36(a)
Rules of Practice:
Amendments to rules will be published
1.351
S
Saturday, when last day falls on
1.7, 1.9(h)
Scope of reexamination proceedings
1.552, 1.906
Secrecy order
5.1-5.5
Serial number of application (see also Application Number)
1.5, 1.53, 1.54(b)
Service of notices:
For taking testimony
41.157
In contested cases
41.101
Of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
90.1-90.3
Service of papers
1.248
Shortened period for reply
1.134
Signature:
Handwritten
1.4(d)(1)
Implicit certifications
1.4(d), 11.18
S-Signature
1.4(d)(2)
To a written assertion of small entity status
1.27(c)(2)
To amendments and other papers
1.33(b)
To an application for extension of patent term
1.730
To express abandonment
1.138
To oath
1.63
To reissue oath or declaration
1.172
When copy is acceptable
1.4
Small business concern:
Definition (for small entity purposes)
1.27(a)(2)
Small entity:
Definition
1.27(a)
License to Federal Agency
1.27(a)(4)
Status establishment
1.27, 1.28
Status update
1.27(g), 1.28
Written assertion
1.27(c)
Solicitor's address
1.1(a)(3)
Species of invention claimed
1.141, 1.146
Specification (see also Application for patent, Claims):
Abstract
1.72
Amendments to
1.121, 1.125
Arrangement of
1.77, 1.154, 1.163
Best mode
1.71
Claim
1.75
Contents of
1.71-1.75
Copyright notice
1.71(d)
Cross-references to other applications
1.78
Description of the invention
1.71
Filed by reference
1.57(a)
If defective, reissue to correct
1.171-1.178
Incorporation by reference of prior filed application
1.57(b)
Mask work notice
1.71(d)
Must conclude with specific and distinct claim
1.75
Must point out new improvements specifically
1.71
Must refer by figures to drawings
1.74
Must set forth the precise invention
1.71
Object of the invention
1.73
Order of arrangement in framing
1.77
Paper, writing, margins
1.52
Paragraph numbering
1.52(b)(6)
Part of complete application
1.51
Reference to drawings
1.74
Requirements of
1.71-1.75
Reservation clauses not permitted
1.79
Substitute
1.125
Summary of the invention
1.73
Title of the invention
1.72(a)
To be rewritten, if necessary
1.125
Specimens. (See Models and exhibits)
Specimens of composition of matter to be furnished when required
1.93
Specimens of plants
1.166
Statutory disclaimer fee
1.20(d)
Sufficient funds in deposit account
1.25
Suit in equity. (See Civil action)
Summary of invention
1.73
Sunday, when last day falls on
1.7. 1.9(h)
Supervisory authority, petition to Director to exercise
1.181
Supplemental oath/declaration
1.67
Supplemental Examination of Patents:
Conclusion of
1.625
Conduct of
1.620
Content of request
1.610
Filing of papers in supplemental examination
1.601
Format of papers filed
1.615
Procedure after conclusion
1.625
Publication of certificate
1.625
Surcharge for completion of nonprovisional application after filing date
1.16(f), 1.53(f)
Suspension of action by Office
1.103
CPA, Design
1.103(b)
Deferral of examination
1.103(d)
For cause
1.103(a)
RCE
1.103(c)
Suspension of ex parte prosecution during interference
41.103
Suspension of rules
1.183
Symbols for drawings
1.84(n)
Symbols for nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence data
1.822
T
Tables in patent applications
1.58
Technological Invention
42.301
Terminal disclaimer
1.321
Testimony by Office employees
Testimony in interferences:
Additional time for taking
41.4
Assignment of times for taking
41.157
Certification and filing by officer
41.157
Copies of
41.157
Depositions must be filed
41.157
Discovery
41.150
Effect of errors and irregularities in deposition
41.155, 41.157
Evidence must comply with rules
41.152
Examination of witnesses
41.157
Form of deposition
41.157
Formal objections to
41.155, 41.157
Formalities in preparing depositions
41.157
In foreign countries
41.156, 41.157
Manner of taking testimony of witnesses
41.157
Notice of examination of witnesses
41.157
Objections noted in depositions
41.155, 41.157
Objections to formal matters
41.155, 41.157
Officer's certificate
41.157
Persons before whom depositions may be taken
41.157
Service of notice
41.157
Stipulations or agreements concerning
41.157
Taken by depositions
41.157
Time for taking
41.157
Third-party submission in published application
1.290
Time expiring on Saturday, Sunday, or holiday
1.7, 1.9(h)
Time for payment of issue fee
1.311
Time for reply by applicant
1.134, 1.136
Time for reply by patent owner
1.530, 1.945
Time for reply by requester
1.535, 1.947
Time for reply to Office action
1.134, 1.136
Time, periods of
1.7
Timely filing of correspondence
1.8, 1.10
Title of invention
1.72(a)
Title reports, fee for
1.19(b)(4)
Transitional procedures
1.129
U
Unintentional abandonment
1.137
Unintentional delay in reexamination
1.550(e), 1.958
United States as:
Designated Office
1.414
Elected Office
1.414
International Preliminary Examining Authority
1.416
International Searching Authority
1.413
Receiving Office
1.412
Unlocatable files
1.251
Unsigned continuation or divisional application
1.53, 1.63
Use of file of parent application
1.53(d)
V
Voluntary publication of application
1.221
W
Waiver of confidentiality
1.53(d)(6)
Withdrawal from issue
1.313
Withdrawal of attorney or agent
1.36