Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020.
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MPEP Chapter Index

100: Secrecy, Access, National Security, and Foreign Filing

200: Types and Status of Application; Benefit and Priority Claims

300: Ownership and Assignment

400: Representative of Applicant or Owner

500: Receipt and Handling of Mail and Papers

600: Parts, Form, and Content of Application

700: Examination of Applications

800: Restriction in Applications Filed Under 35 U.S.C. 111; Double Patenting

900: Prior Art, Classification, and Search

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

1100: Statutory Invention Registration (SIR); Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) and Preissuance Submissions

1200: Appeal

1300: Allowance and Issue

1400: Correction of Patents

1500: Design Patents

1600: Plant Patents

1700: Miscellaneous

1800: Patent Cooperation Treaty

1900: Protest

2000: Duty of Disclosure

2100: Patentability

2200: Citation of Prior Art and Ex Parte Reexamination of Patents

2300: Interference and Derivation Proceedings

2400: Biotechnology

2500: Maintenance Fees

2600: Optional Inter Partes Reexamination

2700: Patent Terms, Adjustments, and Extensions

2800: Supplemental Examination

2900: International Design Applications