37 CFR 1.54: Parts of application to be filed together; filing receipt

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.54    Parts of application to be filed together; filing receipt.

  • (a) It is desirable that all parts of the complete application be deposited in the Office together; otherwise, a letter must accompany each part, accurately and clearly connecting it with the other parts of the application. See § 1.53(f) and (g) with regard to completion of an application.
  • (b) Applicant will be informed of the application number and filing date by a filing receipt, unless the application is an application filed under § 1.53(d). A letter limited to a request for a filing receipt may be signed by a juristic applicant or patent owner.
[48 FR 2710, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983; para. (b) amended, 61 FR 42790, Aug. 19, 1996, effective Sept. 23, 1996; revised, 62 FR 53131, Oct. 10, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; para. (b) revised, 78 FR 62368, Oct. 21, 2013, effective Dec. 18, 2013]