Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 1000: Matters Decided by Various U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials

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

Chapter 1000: Matters Decided by Various U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials

1001: Statutory Authority of Director of the USPTO

1001.01: Modes of Exercising Authority

1002: Petitions to the Director of the USPTO

1002.01: Procedure

1002.02: Delegation of Authority To Decide Petitions

1002.02(a): [Reserved]

1002.02(b): Petitions and Requests Decided by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy

1002.02(c): Petitions and Requests Decided by the Technology Center Directors

1002.02(c)(1): Petitions Decided by the Director of Technology Center 3640

1002.02(c)(2): Petitions and Matters Decided by the Director of Technology Center 1600

1002.02(c)(3): Petitions and Requests Decided by the Director of Technology Center 2900

1002.02(c)(4): Petitions Decided by the Director of the Central Reexamination Unit

1002.02(d): Petitions and Matters Decided by Supervisory Patent Examiners

1002.02(e): [Reserved]

1002.02(f): Petitions and Matters Decided by the Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

1002.02(g): Petitions Decided by the Administrative Patent Judges

1002.02(h): [Reserved]

1002.02(i): Petitions Decided by the Commissioner for Trademarks

1002.02(j): Petitions Decided by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

1002.02(k): [Reserved]

1002.02(k)(1): Petitions and Matters Decided by the General Counsel

1002.02(k)(2): Requests Decided by the Office of General Law

1002.02(k)(3): Petitions Decided by the Solicitor

1002.02(l): Requests Decided by the Certificates of Correction Branch

1002.02(m): Petitions Decided by the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline

1002.02(n): [Reserved]

1002.02(o): Petitions and Other Matters Decided by the Deputy Director of the USPTO

1002.02(p): Petitions and Matters Decided by the Director of International Patent Legal Administration

1002.02(q): Petitions and Requests Decided by the Director of Office of Patent Application Processing (OPAP)

1002.02(r): Petitions Decided by the Director of Office of Data Management

1002.02(s): Petitions and Matters Decided in the Technology Centers

1003: Matters Submitted to Technology Center Directors

1004: Actions Which Require the Attention of a Primary Examiner

1005: Exceptions to Partial Signatory Authority