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

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Last Revised in February 2023

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 Deputy Commissioner Who Oversees the Office of Petitions or Assigned Staff in the Office of Petitions, the Office of Patent Legal Administration and the MPEP Staff Office

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

1002.02(c)(1): Petitions Decided by the Director of the Technology Center Who Oversees Licensing and Review

1002.02(c)(2): Reserved

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

1002.02(c)(4): Petitions Decided in 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): Matters Decided by the General Counsel, the Office of General Law and the Solicitor

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

1002.02(t): Requests Decided by the Deputy Commissioner for Patents who oversees the Office of Patent Information Management

1003: Matters Submitted to Technology Center Directors

1004: Actions Which Require the Attention of a Primary Examiner

1005: Exceptions to Partial Signatory Authority