37 CFR 1.297 (pre-2013-03-16)
Publication of statutory invention registration

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

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1.297 (pre-2013-03-16)    Publication of statutory invention registration.

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

  • (a) If the request for a statutory invention registration is approved the statutory invention registration will be published. The statutory invention registration will be mailed to the requester at the correspondence address as provided for in § 1.33(a). A notice of the publication of each statutory invention registration will be published in the Official Gazette.
  • (b) Each statutory invention registration published will include a statement relating to the attributes of a statutory invention registration. The statement will read as follows:
    A statutory invention registration is not a patent. It has the defensive attributes of a patent but does not have the enforceable attributes of a patent. No article or advertisement or the like may use the term patent, or any term suggestive of a patent, when referring to a statutory invention registration. For more specific information on the rights associated with a statutory invention registration see 35 U.S.C. 157.

[50 FR 9382, Mar. 7, 1985, effective May 8, 1985; 50 FR 31826, Aug. 6, 1985, effective Oct. 5, 1985; removed and reserved, 78 FR 11024, Feb. 14, 2013, effective Mar. 16, 2013]