Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
Chapter 2700: Patent Terms and Extensions

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

Chapter 2700: Patent Terms and Extensions

2701: Patent Term

2702-2709: [Reserved]

2710: Term Extensions or Adjustments for Delays Within the USPTO Under 35 U.S.C. 154

2711-2719: [Reserved]

2720: Applications Filed Between June 8, 1995, and May 28, 2000

2721-2729: [Reserved]

2730: Applications Filed on or After May 29, 2000; Grounds for Adjustment

2731: Period of Adjustment

2732: Reduction of Period of Adjustment of Patent Term

2733: Patent Term Adjustment Determination

2734: Application for Patent Term Adjustment; Due Care Showing

2735: [Reserved]

2736: Third Party Papers

2737-2749: [Reserved]

2750: Patent Term Extension for Delays at other Agencies under 35 U.S.C. 156

2751: Eligibility Requirements

2752: Patent Term Extension Applicant

2753: Application Contents

2754: Filing Date

2754.01: Deadline for Filing an Application Under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(1)

2754.02: Filing Window for an Application Under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)

2754.03: Filing of a Request for an Extension Under 35 U.S.C. 156(e)(2)

2755: Eligibility Determination

2755.01: Interim Extension of Patent Term During the Processing of the Application

2755.02: Interim Extension of Patent Term Before Product Approval

2756: Correspondence Between the USPTO and the Regulatory Agency

2757: Regulatory Agency Determination of the Length of the Regulatory Review Period

2757.01: Due Diligence Determination

2758: Notice of Final Determination - Calculation of Patent Term Extension

2759: Certificate of Extension of Patent Term

2760: Trade Secret, Confidential, and Protective Order Material

2761: Multiple Applications for Extension of Term of the Same Patent or of Different Patents for the Same Regulatory Review Period for a Product

2762: Duty of Disclosure in Patent Term Extension Proceedings

2763: Limitation of Third Party Participation

2764: Express Withdrawal of Application for Extension of Patent Term