Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 1600: Plant Patents

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

Chapter 1600: Plant Patents

1601: Introduction: The Act, Scope, Type of Plants Covered

1602: Rules Applicable

1603: Elements of a Plant Application

1604: Applicant, Oath or Declaration

1605: Specification and Claim

1606: Drawings

1607: Specimens

1608: Examination

1609: Report of Agricultural Research Service

1610: The Action

1611: Issue

1612: UPOV Convention

1613: Right of Priority Based upon Application for Plant Breeder’s Rights