1.14 (pre-AIA) Patent applications preserved in confidence.
[Editor Note: Applicable to patent applications filed before September 16, 2012*]
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Power to inspect a pending or
abandoned application. Access to an application may
be provided to any person if the application file is available,
and the application contains written authority (e.g., a power to inspect) granting
access to such person. The written authority must be signed
- (1) An applicant;
- (2) An attorney or agent of record;
- (3) An authorized official of an assignee of record (made of record pursuant to § 3.71 of this chapter); or
- (4) A registered attorney or agent named in the papers accompanying the application papers filed under § 1.53 or the national stage documents filed under § 1.495, if an executed oath or declaration pursuant to § 1.63 or § 1.497 has not been filed.
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- (f) Publication pursuant to § 1.47 . Information as to the filing of an application will be published in the Official Gazette in accordance with § 1.47(c).
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[*See § 1.14 for the current rule, including the portions of the rule not reproduced above and applicable irrespective of the filing date of the application]