Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 2800: Supplemental Examination

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

Chapter 2800: Supplemental Examination

2801: Introduction

2802: Supplemental Examination

2803: Persons Who May File a Request for Supplemental Examination

2803.01: Inquiries from Persons Other Than the Patent Owner

2803.02: Public Access

2804: Representative of Patent Owner

2804.01: Withdrawal of Attorney or Agent

2805: Correspondence with Patent Owner; Patent Owner Address

2806: How to File Papers in a Supplemental Examination Proceeding and in Any Resulting Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding

2807: Format of Papers Filed in a Supplemental Examination Proceeding

2808: Time for Requesting Supplemental Examination

2809: Items of Information

2809.01: Information Relating to the Correction of Factual Information

2810: Fees Due on Filing a Supplemental Examination Request

2810.01: Document Size Fees

2811: Content of Request for Supplemental Examination

2811.01 -Detailed Explanation of the Relevance and Manner of Applying Each Item of Information
2811.02 -Optional Content
2812: Initial Processing of a Request for Supplemental Examination

2812.01 -Filing Date of the Request
2812.02: Noncompliant Request for Supplemental Examination

2812.03 -Corrected Request
2812.04 -Termination Due to Defective/Improper Request or Corrected Request
2813: Handling of Papers, Other Than a Request, in a Supplemental Examination Proceeding

2813.01 -Amendments
2814: Interviews Are Prohibited

2815: Time for Deciding Request

2816: Determination on the Request

2816.01 -Claims Considered in Making the Determination
2816.02 -Criteria for Making the Determination
2816.03 -Content of the Determination
2816.04 -Effect of the Determination
2817: Conclusion of Supplemental Examination

2817.01 -Processing and Electronic Issuance of Supplemental Examination Certificate
2818: Procedure after Conclusion of Supplemental Examination

2818.01 -After Determination Finding a Substantial New Question of Patentability
2818.02 -After Determination Finding No Substantial New Question of Patentability
2819: Discovery of Possible Material Fraud

2820: Submission of Notification of Other Prior or Concurrent Post-Patent Office Proceedings

2821: Multiple Post-Patent Office Proceedings

2822: Assignment of the Supplemental Examination Proceeding

2823: Differences Between an Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding Ordered Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 257 and an Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding Ordered Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 302