37 CFR 1.296 (pre-2013-03-16)
Withdrawal of request for publication of statutory invention registration

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, published in March 2014

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1.296 (pre-2013-03-16)    Withdrawal of request for publication of statutory invention registration.

[Editor Note: Applies to any request for a statutory invention registration filed prior to March 16, 2013]

A request for a statutory invention registration, which has been filed, may be withdrawn prior to the date of the notice of the intent to publish a statutory invention registration issued pursuant to § 1.294(c) by filing a request to withdraw the request for publication of a statutory invention registration. The request to withdraw may also include a request for a refund of any amount paid in excess of the application filing fee and a handling fee of $130.00 which will be retained. Any request to withdraw the request for publication of a statutory invention registration filed on or after the date of the notice of intent to publish issued pursuant to § 1.294(c) must be in the form of a petition accompanied by the fee set forth in § 1.17(g).

[50 FR 9382, Mar. 7, 1985, effective date May 8, 1985; revised, 54 FR 6893, Feb. 15, 1989, effective Apr. 17, 1989; 56 FR 65142, Dec. 13, 1991, effective Dec. 16, 1991; revised, 69 FR 56481, Sept. 21, 2004, effective Nov. 22, 2004; removed and reserved, 78 FR 11024, Feb. 14, 2013, effective Mar. 16, 2013]