37 CFR Part 1 (Patent Regulations) Index

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

Part 1 - Rules Of Practice In Patent Cases


Subpart A - General Provisions

General Information And Correspondence

§1.1: Addresses For Non-Trademark Correspondence With The United States Patent And Trademark Office.

§1.2: Business To Be Transacted In Writing.

§1.3: Business To Be Conducted With Decorum And Courtesy.

§1.4: Nature Of Correspondence And Signature Requirements.

§1.5: Identification Of Patent, Patent Application, Or Patent-Related Proceeding.

§1.6: Receipt Of Correspondence.

§1.7: Times For Taking Action; Expiration On Saturday, Sunday Or Federal Holiday.

§1.8: Certificate Of Mailing Or Transmission.

§1.9: Definitions.

§1.9 (pre-AIA): Definitions.

§1.10: Filing Of Correspondence By Priority Mail Express.

Records And Files Of The Patent And Trademark Office

§1.11: Files Open To The Public.

§1.12: Assignment Records Open To Public Inspection.

§1.12 (pre-AIA): Assignment Records Open To Public Inspection.

§1.13: Copies And Certified Copies.

§1.14: Patent Applications Preserved In Confidence.

§1.14 (pre-AIA): Patent Applications Preserved In Confidence.

§1.15: [Reserved]

Fees And Payment Of Money

§1.16: National Application Filing, Search, And Examination Fees.

§1.17: Patent Application And Reexamination Processing Fees.

§1.18: Patent Post Allowance (Including Issue) Fees.

§1.19: Document Supply Fees.

§1.20: Post Issuance Fees.

§1.21: Miscellaneous Fees And Charges.

§1.22: Fees Payable In Advance.

§1.23: Methods Of Payment.

§1.24: [Reserved]

§1.25: Deposit Accounts.

§1.26: Refunds.

§1.27: Definition Of Small Entities And Establishing Status As A Small Entity To Permit Payment Of Small Entity Fees; When A Determination Of Entitlement To Small Entity Status And Notification Of Loss Of Entitlement To Small Entity Status Are Required; Fraud On The Office.

§1.27 (pre-AIA): Definition Of Small Entities And Establishing Status As A Small Entity To Permit Payment Of Small Entity Fees; When A Determination Of Entitlement To Small Entity Status And Notification Of Loss Of Entitlement To Small Entity Status Are Required; Fraud On The Office.

§1.28: Refunds When Small Entity Status Is Later Established; How Errors In Small Entity Status Are Excused.

§1.29: Micro Entity Status.

Subpart B - National Processing Provisions

Prosecution Of Application And Appointment Of Attorney Or Agent

§1.31: Applicant May Be Represented By One Or More Patent Practitioners Or Joint Inventors.

§1.32: Power Of Attorney.

§1.32 (pre-AIA): Power Of Attorney.

§1.33: Correspondence Respecting Patent Applications, Reexamination Proceedings, And Other Proceedings.

§1.33 (pre-AIA): Correspondence Respecting Patent Applications, Reexamination Proceedings, And Other Proceedings.

§1.34: Acting In A Representative Capacity.

§1.36: Revocation Of Power Of Attorney; Withdrawal Of Patent Attorney Or Agent.

§1.36 (pre-AIA): Revocation Of Power Of Attorney; Withdrawal Of Patent Attorney Or Agent.

Who May Apply For A Patent

§1.41: Inventorship.

§1.41 (pre-AIA): Applicant for patent.

§1.42: Applicant For Patent.

§1.42 (pre-AIA): When The Inventor Is Dead.

§1.43: Application For Patent By A Legal Representative Of A Deceased Or Legally Incapacitated Inventor.

§1.43 (pre-AIA): When The Inventor Is Insane Or Legally Incapacitated.

§1.44: [Reserved]

§1.45: Application For Patent By Joint Inventors.

§1.45 (pre-AIA): Joint Inventors.

§1.46: Application For Patent By An Assignee, Obligated Assignee, Or A Person Who Otherwise Shows Sufficient Proprietary Interest In The Matter.

§1.46 (pre-AIA): Assigned Inventions And Patents.

§1.47: [Reserved]

§1.47 (pre-AIA): Filing When An Inventor Refuses To Sign Or Cannot Be Reached

§1.48: Correction Of Inventorship Pursuant To 35 U.S.C. 116 Or Correction Of The Name Or Order Of Names In A Patent Application, Other Than A Reissue Application.

The Application

§1.51: General Requisites Of An Application.

§1.52: Language, Paper, Writing, Margins, Compact Disc Specifications.

§1.53: Application Number, Filing Date, And Completion Of Application.

§1.53 (pre-PLT (AIA)): Application Number, Filing Date, And Completion Of Application.

§1.53 (pre-AIA): Application Number, Filing Date, And Completion Of Application.

§1.54: Parts Of Application To Be Filed Together; Filing Receipt.

§1.55: Claim For Foreign Priority.

§1.55 (pre-AIA): Claim For Foreign Priority.

§1.55 (2012-09-16: thru 2013-03-15) Claim For Foreign Priority.

§1.56: Duty To Disclose Information Material To Patentability.

§1.56 (pre-AIA): Duty To Disclose Information Material To Patentability.

§1.57: Incorporation By Reference.

§1.57 (pre-PLT): Incorporation By Reference.

§1.58: Chemical And Mathematical Formulae And Tables.

§1.59: Expungement Of Information Or Copy Of Papers In Application File.

§§1.60-1.62: [Reserved]

Oath Or Declaration

§1.63: Inventor's Oath Or Declaration.

§1.63 (pre-AIA): Oath Or Declaration.

§1.64: Substitute Statement In Lieu Of An Oath Or Declaration.

§1.64 (pre-AIA): Person Making Oath Or Declaration.

§1.66: Statements Under Oath.

§1.66 (pre-AIA): Officers Authorized To Administer Oaths.

§1.67: Supplemental Oath Or Declaration.

§1.67 (pre-AIA): Supplemental Oath Or Declaration.

§1.68: Declaration In Lieu Of Oath.

§1.69: Foreign Language Oaths And Declarations.

§1.70: [Reserved]

Specification

§1.71: Detailed Description And Specification Of The Invention.

§1.72: Title And Abstract.

§1.73: Summary Of The Invention.

§1.74: Reference To Drawings.

§1.75: Claim(s).

§1.76: Application Data Sheet.

§1.76 (2012‑09‑16 Thru 2013‑12‑17): Application Data Sheet.

§1.76 (pre-AIA): Application Data Sheet.

§1.77: Arrangement Of Application Elements.

§1.78: Claiming Benefit Of Earlier Filing Date And Cross-References To Other Applications.

§1.78 (pre-AIA): Claiming Benefit Of Earlier Filing Date And Cross-References To Other Applications.

§1.78 (2012-09-16: thru 2013-03-15) Claiming Benefit Of Earlier Filing Date And Cross-References To Other Applications.

§1.79: Reservation Clauses Not Permitted.

The Drawings

§1.81: Drawings Required In Patent Application.

§1.81 (2012‑09‑16 Thru 2013‑12‑17): Drawings Required In Patent Application.

§1.81 (pre-AIA): Drawings Required In Patent Application.

§1.83: Content Of Drawing.

§1.84: Standards For Drawings.

§1.85: Corrections To Drawings.

§1.88: [Reserved]

Models, Exhibits, Specimens

§1.91: Models Or Exhibits Not Generally Admitted As Part Of Application Or Patent.

§1.92: [Reserved]

§1.93: Specimens.

§1.94: Return Of Models, Exhibits Or Specimens.

§1.95: Copies Of Exhibits.

§1.96: Submission Of Computer Program Listings.

Information Disclosure Statement

§1.97: Filing Of Information Disclosure Statement.

§1.98: Content Of Information Disclosure Statement.

§1.99: [Reserved]

Examination Of Applications

§1.101: [Reserved]

§1.102: Advancement Of Examination.

§1.103: Suspension Of Action By The Office.

§1.104: Nature Of Examination.

§1.105: Requirements For Information.

§1.105 (pre-AIA): Requirements For Information.

§§1.106-1.108: [Reserved]

§1.109: Effective Filing Date Of A Claimed Invention Under The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

§1.110: Inventorship And Date of Invention Of The Subject Matter Of Individual Claims.

Action By Applicant And Further Consideration

§1.111: Reply By Applicant Or Patent Owner To A Non-Final Office Action.

§1.112: Reconsideration Before Final Action.

§1.113: Final Rejection Or Action.

§1.114: Request For Continued Examination.

Amendments

§1.115: Preliminary Amendments.

§1.116: Amendments And Affidavits Or Other Evidence After Final Action And Prior To Appeal.

§§1.117-1.119: [Reserved]

§1.121: Manner Of Making Amendments In Applications.

§§1.122-1.224: [Reserved]

§1.125: Substitute Specification.

§1.126: Numbering Of Claims.

§1.127: Petition From Refusal To Admit Amendment.

Transitional Provisions

§1.129: Transitional Procedures For Limited Examination After Final Rejection And Restriction Practice.

Affidavits Overcoming Rejections

§1.130: Affidavit Or Declaration Of Attribution Or Prior Public Disclosure Under The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

§1.131: Affidavit Or Declaration Of Prior Invention Or To Disqualify Commonly Owned Patent Or Published Application As Prior Art.

§1.132: Affidavits Or Declarations Traversing Rejections Or Objections.

Interviews

§1.133: Interviews.

Time For Reply By Applicant; Abandonment Of Application

§1.134: Time Period For Reply To An Office Action.

§1.135: Abandonment For Failure To Reply Within Time Period.

§1.136: Extensions Of Time.

§1.137: Revival Of Abandoned Application, Or Terminated Or Limited Reexamination Prosecution.

§1.138: Express Abandonment.

§1.139: [Reserved]

Joinder Of Inventions In One Application; Restriction

§1.141: Different Inventions In One National Application.

§1.142: Requirement For Restriction.

§1.143: Reconsideration Of Requirement.

§1.144: Petition From Requirement For Restriction.

§1.145: Subsequent Presentation Of Claims For Different Invention.

§1.146: Election Of Species.

Design Patents

§1.151: Rules Applicable.

§1.152: Design Drawings.

§1.153: Title, Description And Claim, Oath Or Declaration.

§1.153 (pre-AIA): Title, Description And Claim, Oath Or Declaration.

§1.154: Arrangement Of Application Elements In A Design Application.

§1.155: Expedited Examination Of Design Applications.

Plant Patents

§1.161: Rules Applicable.

§1.162: Applicant, Oath Or Declaration.

§1.162 (pre-AIA): Applicant, Oath Or Declaration.

§1.163: Specification And Arrangement Of Application Elements In A Plant Application.

§1.164: Claim.

§1.165: Plant Drawings.

§1.166: Specimens.

§1.167: Examination.

Reissues

§1.171: Application For Reissue.

§1.172: Reissue Applicant.

§1.172 (pre-AIA): Applicants, assignees.

§1.173: Reissue Specification, Drawings, And Amendments.

§1.174: [Reserved]

§1.175: Inventor's Oath Or Declaration for a Reissue Application.

§1.175 (pre-AIA): Reissue Oath Or Declaration.

§1.176: Examination Of Reissue.

§1.177: Issuance Of Multiple Reissue Patents.

§1.178: Original Patent; Continuing Duty Of Applicant.

§1.179: [Reserved]

Petitions And Action By The Director

§1.181: Petition To The Director.

§1.182: Questions Not Specifically Provided For.

§1.183: Suspension Of Rules.

§1.184: [Reserved]

Appeal To The Patent Trial And Appeal Board

§1.191: Appeal To Patent Trial And Appeal Board.

§1.192: [Reserved]

§1.193: [Reserved]

§1.194: [Reserved]

§1.195: [Reserved]

§1.196: [Reserved]

§1.197: Termination Of Proceedings.

§1.198: Reopening After A Final Decision Of The Patent Trial And Appeal Board.

Publication Of Applications

§1.211: Publication Of Applications.

§1.211 (pre-AIA): Publication Of Applications.

§1.213: Nonpublication Request.

§1.215: Patent Application Publication.

§1.215 (pre-AIA): Patent Application Publication.

§1.217: Publication Of A Redacted Copy Of An Application.

§1.219: Early Publication.

§1.221: Voluntary Publication Or Republication Of Patent Application Publication.

Miscellaneous Provisions

§1.248: Service Of Papers; Manner Of Service; Proof Of Service In Cases Other Than Interferences And Trials.

§1.251: Unlocatable File.

Preissuance Submissions And Protests By Third Parties

§1.290: Submissions By Third Parties In Applications.

§1.291: Protests By The Public Against Pending Applications.

§1.292: [Reserved]

§1.293: [Reserved]

§1.293 (pre-2013-03-16): Statutory Invention Registration

§1.294: [Reserved]

§1.294 (pre-2013-03-16): Examination Of Request For Publication Of A Statutory Invention Registration And Patent Application To Which The Request Is Directed

§1.295: [Reserved]

§1.295 (pre-2013-03-16): Review Of Decision Finally Refusing To Publish A Statutory Invention Registration

§1.296: [Reserved]

§1.296 (pre-2013-03-16): Withdrawal Of Request For Publication Of Statutory Invention Registration

§1.297: [Reserved]

§1.297 (pre-2013-03-16): Publication Of Statutory Invention Registration

Review Of Patent And Trademark Office Decisions By Court

§§1.301-1.304: [Reserved]

Allowance And Issue Of Patent

§1.311: Notice Of Allowance.

§1.312: Amendments After Allowance.

§1.313: Withdrawal From Issue.

§1.314: Issuance Of Patent.

§1.315: Delivery Of Patent.

§1.316: Application Abandoned For Failure To Pay Issue Fee.

§§1.317-1.318: [Reserved]

Disclaimer

§1.321: Statutory Disclaimers, Including Terminal Disclaimers.

§1.321 (pre-AIA): Statutory Disclaimers, Including Terminal Disclaimers.

Correction Of Errors In Patent

§1.322: Certificate Of Correction Of Office Mistake.

§1.323: Certificate Of Correction Of Applicant's Mistake.

§1.324: Correction Of Inventorship In Patent, Pursuant To 35 U.S.C. 256.

§1.325: Other Mistakes Not Corrected.

Arbitration Awards

§§1.331-1.334: [Reserved]

§1.335: Filing Of Notice Of Arbitration Awards.

Amendment Of Rules

§1.351: Amendments To Rules Will Be Published.

§1.352: [Reserved]

Maintenance Fees

§1.362: Time For Payment Of Maintenance Fees.

§1.363: Fee Address For Maintenance Fee Purposes.

§1.366: Submission Of Maintenance Fees.

§1.377: Review Of Decision Refusing To Accept And Record Payment Of A Maintenance Fee Filed Prior To Expiration Of Patent.

§1.378: Acceptance Of Delayed Payment Of Maintenance Fee In Expired Patent To Reinstate Patent.

Subpart C - International Processing Provisions

General Information

§1.401: Definitions Of Terms Under The Patent Cooperation Treaty.

§1.412: The United States Receiving Office.

§1.413: The United States International Searching Authority.

§1.414: The United States Patent And Trademark Office As A Designated Office Or Elected Office.

§1.415: The International Bureau.

§1.416: The United States International Preliminary Examining Authority.

§1.417: Submission Of Translation Of International Publication.

§1.419: Display Of Currently Valid Control Number Under The Paperwork Reduction Act.

Who May File An International Application

§1.421: Applicant For International Application.

§1.421 (pre-AIA): Applicant For International Application.

§1.422: Legal Representative as Applicant in an International Application.

§1.422 (pre-AIA): When The Inventor Is Dead.

§1.423: [Reserved]

§1.423 (pre-AIA): When The Inventor Is Insane Or Legally Incapacitated.

§1.424: Assignee, Obligated Assignee, Or Person Having Sufficient Proprietary Interest As Applicant In An International Application.

The International Application

§1.431: International Application Requirements.

§1.431 (pre-AIA): International Application Requirements.

§1.432: Designation Of States By Filing An International Application.

§1.433: Physical Requirements Of International Application.

§1.434: The Request.

§1.435: The Description.

§1.436: The Claims.

§1.437: The Drawings.

§1.438: The Abstract.

Fees

§1.445: International Application Filing, Processing And Search Fees.

§1.446: Refund Of International Application Filing And Processing Fees.

Priority

§1.451: The Priority Claim And Priority Document In An International Application.

§1.452: Restoration Of Right Of Priority.

Representation

§1.455: Representation In International Applications.

Transmittal Of Record Copy

§1.461: Procedures For Transmittal Of Record Copy To The International Bureau.

Timing

§1.465: Timing Of Application Processing Based On The Priority Date.

§1.468: Delays In Meeting Time Limits.

Amendments

§1.471: Corrections And Amendments During International Processing.

§1.472: Changes In Person, Name, Or Address Of Applicants And Inventors.

Unity Of Invention

§1.475: Unity Of Invention Before The International Searching Authority, The International Preliminary Examining Authority And During The National Stage.

§1.476: Determination Of Unity Of Invention Before The International Searching Authority.

§1.477: Protest To Lack Of Unity Of Invention Before The International Searching Authority.

International Preliminary Examination

§1.480: Demand For International Preliminary Examination.

§1.481: Payment Of International Preliminary Examination Fees.

§1.482: International Preliminary Examination Fees.

§1.484: Conduct Of International Preliminary Examination.

§1.485: Amendments By Applicant During International Preliminary Examination.

§1.488: Determination Of Unity Of Invention Before The International Preliminary Examining Authority.

§1.489: Protest To Lack Of Unity Of Invention Before The International Preliminary Examining Authority.

National Stage

§1.491: National Stage Commencement, Entry, And Fulfillment.

§1.491 (pre-AIA): National Stage Commencement And Entry.

§1.492: National Stage Fees.

§1.495: Entering The National Stage In The United States Of America.

§1.495 (pre-AIA): Entering The National Stage In The United States Of America.

§1.496: Examination Of International Applications In The National Stage.

§1.497: Inventor's Oath Or Declaration Under 35 U.S.C. 371(C)(4).

§1.497 (pre-AIA): Oath Or Declaration Under 35 U.S.C. 371(C)(4).

§1.499: Unity Of Invention During The National Stage.

Subpart D - Ex Parte Reexamination Of Patents

Citation Of Prior Art And Written Statements

§1.501: Citation Of Prior Art And Written Statements In Patent Files.

§1.502: Processing Of Prior Art Citations During An Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding.

Request For Ex Parte Reexamination

§1.510: Request For Ex Parte Reexamination.

§1.515: Determination Of The Request For Ex Parte Reexamination.

§1.520: Ex Parte Reexamination At The Initiative Of The Director.

Ex Parte Reexamination

§1.525: Order For Ex Parte Reexamination.

§1.530: Statement By Patent Owner In Ex Parte Reexamination; Amendment By Patent Owner In Ex Parte Or Inter Partes Reexamination; Inventorship Change In Ex Parte Or Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.535: Reply By Third Party Requester In Ex Parte Reexamination.

§1.540: Consideration Of Responses In Ex Parte Reexamination.

§1.550: Conduct Of Ex Parte Reexamination Proceedings.

§1.552: Scope Of Reexamination In Ex Parte Reexamination Proceedings.

§1.555: Information Material To Patentability In Ex Parte Reexamination And Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings.

§1.560: Interviews In Ex Parte Reexamination Proceedings.

§1.565: Concurrent Office Proceedings Which Include An Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding.

Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate

§1.570: Issuance And Publication Of Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate Concludes Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding.

Subpart E - Supplemental Examination Of Patents

Supplemental Examination

§1.601: Filing Of Papers In Supplemental Examination.

§1.605: Items Of Information.

§1.610: Content Of Request For Supplemental Examination.

§1.615: Format Of Papers Filed In A Supplemental Examination Proceeding.

§1.620: Conduct Of Supplemental Examination Proceeding.

§1.625: Conclusion Of Supplemental Examination; Publication Of Supplemental Examination Certificate; Procedure After Conclusion.


Subpart F - Adjustment And Extension Of Patent Term

Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay

§1.701: Extension Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay Under The Uruguay Round Agreements Act (Original Applications, Other Than Designs, Filed On Or After June 8, 1995, And Before May 29, 2000).

§1.702: Grounds For Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay Under The Patent Term Guarantee Act Of 1999 (Original Applications, Other Than Designs, Filed On Or After May 29, 2000).

§1.702 (pre-2013-04-01): Grounds For Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay Under The Patent Term Guarantee Act Of 1999 (Original Applications, Other Than Designs, Filed On Or After May 29, 2000).

§1.703: Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay.

§1.703 (2012-09-17: thru 2013-03-31) Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay.

§1.703 (pre-2012-09-17): Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term Due To Examination Delay.

§1.704: Reduction Of Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term.

§1.704 (2013‑12‑18 Thru 2015‑03‑09) Reduction Of Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term.

§1.704 (2012‑09‑17 Thru 2013‑12‑17) Reduction Of Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term.

§1.704 (PRE‑2013‑03‑31) Reduction Of Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term.

§1.704 (PRE‑2012‑09‑17) Reduction Of Period Of Adjustment Of Patent Term.

§1.705: Patent Term Adjustment Determination.

§1.705 (pre-2013-04-01): Patent Term Adjustment Determination.

Extension Of Patent Term Due To Regulatory Review

§1.710: Patents Subject To Extension Of The Patent Term.

§1.720: Conditions For Extension Of Patent Term.

§1.730: Applicant For Extension Of Patent Term; Signature Requirements.

§1.740: Formal Requirements For Application For Extension Of Patent Term; Correction Of Informalities.

§1.741: Complete Application Given A Filing Date; Petition Procedure.

§1.750: Determination Of Eligibility For Extension Of Patent Term.

§1.760: Interim Extension Of Patent Term Under 35 U.S.C. 156(E)(2).

§1.765: Duty Of Disclosure In Patent Term Extension Proceedings.

§1.770: Express Withdrawal Of Application For Extension Of Patent Term.

§1.775: Calculation Of Patent Term Extension For A Human Drug, Antibiotic Drug, Or Human Biological Product.

§1.776: Calculation Of Patent Term Extension For A Food Additive Or Color Additive.

§1.777: Calculation Of Patent Term Extension For A Medical Device.

§1.778: Calculation Of Patent Term Extension For An Animal Drug Product.

§1.779: Calculation Of Patent Term Extension For A Veterinary Biological Product.

§1.780: Certificate Or Order Of Extension Of Patent Term.

§1.785: Multiple Applications For Extension Of Term Of The Same Patent Or Of Different Patents For The Same Regulatory Review Period For A Product.

§1.790: Interim Extension Of Patent Term Under 35 U.S.C. 156(D)(5).

§1.791: Termination Of Interim Extension Granted Prior To Regulatory Approval Of A Product For Commercial Marketing Or Use.

Subpart G - Biotechnology Invention Disclosures

Deposit Of Biological Material

§1.801: Biological Material.

§1.802: Need Or Opportunity To Make A Deposit.

§1.803: Acceptable Depository.

§1.804: Time Of Making An Original Deposit.

§1.805: Replacement Or Supplement Of Deposit.

§1.806: Term Of Deposit.

§1.807: Viability Of Deposit.

§1.808: Furnishing Of Samples.

§1.809: Examination Procedures.

Application Disclosures Containing Nucleotide And/Or Amino Acid Sequences

§1.821: Nucleotide And/Or Amino Acid Sequence Disclosures In Patent Applications.

§1.822: Symbols And Format To Be Used For Nucleotide And/Or Amino Acid Sequence Data.

§1.823: Requirements For Nucleotide And/Or Amino Acid Sequences As Part Of The Application.

§1.824: Form And Format For Nucleotide And/Or Amino Acid Sequence Submissions In Computer Readable Form.

§1.825: Amendments To Or Replacement Of Sequence Listing And Computer Readable Copy Thereof.

Appendix A To Subpart G Of Part 1 - Sample Sequence Listing

Subpart H - Inter Partes Reexamination Of Patents That Issued From An Original Application Filed In The United States On Or After November 29, 1999

Prior Art Citations

§1.902: Processing Of Prior Art Citations During An Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding.

Requirements For Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings

§1.903: Service Of Papers On Parties In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.904: Notice Of Inter Partes Reexamination In Official Gazette.

§1.905: Submission Of Papers By The Public In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.906: Scope Of Reexamination In Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding.

§1.907: Inter Partes Reexamination Prohibited.

§1.913: Persons Eligible To File, And Time For Filing, A Request For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.915: Content Of Request For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.919: Filing Date Of Request For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.923: Examiner's Determination On The Request For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.925: Partial Refund If Request For Inter Partes Reexamination Is Not Ordered.

§1.927: Petition To Review Refusal To Order Inter Partes Reexamination.

Inter Partes Reexamination Of Patents

§1.931: Order For Inter Partes Reexamination.

Information Disclosure In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.933: Patent Owner Duty Of Disclosure In Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings.

Office Actions And Responses (Before The Examiner) In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.935: Initial Office Action Usually Accompanies Order For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.937: Conduct Of Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.939: Unauthorized Papers In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.941: Amendments By Patent Owner In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.943: Requirements Of Responses, Written Comments, And Briefs In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.945: Response To Office Action By Patent Owner In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.947: Comments By Third Party Requester To Patent Owner's Response In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.948: Limitations On Submission Of Prior Art By Third Party Requester Following The Order For Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.949: Examiner's Office Action Closing Prosecution In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.951: Options After Office Action Closing Prosecution In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.953: Examiner's Right Of Appeal Notice In Inter Partes Reexamination.

Interviews Prohibited In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.955: Interviews Prohibited In Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings.

Extensions Of Time, Terminating Of Reexamination Prosecution, And Petitions To Revive In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.956: Patent Owner Extensions Of Time In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.957: Failure To File A Timely, Appropriate Or Complete Response Or Comment In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.958: Petition To Revive Inter Partes Reexamination Prosecution Terminated For Lack Of Patent Owner Response.

Appeal To The Patent Trial And Appeal Board In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.959: Appeal In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§§1.961-1.977: [Reserved]

§1.979: Return Of Jurisdiction From The Patent Trial And Appeal Board; Termination Of Appeal Proceedings.

§1.981: Reopening After A Final Decision Of The Patent Trial And Appeal Board.

Appeal To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.983: Appeal To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Federal Circuit In Inter Partes Reexamination.

Concurrent Proceedings Involving Same Patent In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.985: Notification Of Prior Or Concurrent Proceedings In Inter Partes Reexamination.

§1.987: Suspension Of Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding Due To Litigation.

§1.989: Merger Of Concurrent Reexamination Proceedings.

§1.991: Merger Of Concurrent Reissue Application And Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding.

§1.993: Suspension Of Concurrent Interference And Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding.

§1.995: Third Party Requester's Participation Rights Preserved In Merged Proceeding.

Reexamination Certificate In Inter Partes Reexamination

§1.997: Issuance And Publication Of Inter Partes Reexamination Certificate Concludes Inter Partes Reexamination Proceeding.

Subpart I - International Design Application

General Information

§1.1001: Definitions Related To International Design Applications

§1.1002: The United States Patent And Trademark Office As An Office Of Indirect Filing

§1.1003: The United States Patent And Trademark Office As A Designated Office

§1.1004: The International Bureau

§1.1005: Display Of Currently Valid Control Number Under The Paperwork Reduction Act

Who May File an International Design Application

§1.1011: Applicant For International Design Application

§1.1012: Applicant’s Contracting Party

The International Design Application

§1.1021: Contents Of The International Design Application

§1.1022: Form And Signature

§1.1023: Filing Date Of An International Design Application In The United States

§1.1024: The Description

§1.1025: The Claim

§1.1026: Reproductions

§1.1027: Specimens

§1.1028: Deferment Of Publication

Fees

§1.1031: International Design Application Fees

Representation

§1.1041: Representation In An International Design Application

§1.1042: Correspondence Respecting International Design Applications Filed With The Office As An Office Of Indirect Filing

§1.1045: Procedures For Transmittal Of International Design Application To The International Bureau

Relief from Prescribed Time Limits; Conversion to a Design Application Under 35 U.S.C. Chapter 16

§1.1051: Relief From Prescribed Time Limits

§1.1052: Conversion To A Design Application Under 35 U.S.C. Chapter 16

National Processing of International Design Applications

§1.1061: Rules Applicable

§1.1062: Examination

§1.1063: Notification Of Refusal

§1.1064: One Independent And Distinct Design

§1.1065: Corrections And Other Changes In The International Register

§1.1066: Correspondence Address For A Nonprovisional International Design Application

§1.1067: Title, Description, And Inventor’s Oath Or Declaration

§1.1068: Statement Of Grant Of Protection

§1.1070: Notification Of Invalidation

§1.1071: Grant Of Protection For An Industrial Design Only Upon Issuance Of A Patent