Campaign: MISCELLANEOUS - Appendices and Other

Add a consolidated subject-matter eligibility guidance appendix

The eligibility pages at https://www.uspto.gov/patent/laws-and-regulations/examination-policy/subject-matter-eligibility and https://www.uspto.gov/patent/laws-and-regulations/examination-policy/subject-matter-eligibility-examination-guidance-date are very helpful. However, as the number of documents grows, the tedium of citing them weighs more and more heavily. Would the editors please consider including a regularly-updated ...more »

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Campaign: 1500 Design Patents

1504.05 typo

Could the sentence saying that serious burden on the examiner be corrected back to what it said in the previous version (there is clearly said it's inapplicable). Now the language where this is first discussed appeared to be missing something

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Campaign: 600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

error in 602.01(c)(1)

Immediately following the Title of section 602.01(c)(1) in the Editor Note, it seems that "applications" must be changed to --requests--.

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

809.02(a) missing

Section 809.02(a) seems to have been left behind in the current version. If this was deliberate, an entry should be included in the Blue Pages.

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Campaign: 1200 Appeal

Typo: 1202

The downloadable PDF version of Chapter 1200 includes a typo in section 1202:

 

decisions mailed prior to September 16, 2102 should continue to be cited as decisions of the BPAI or its predecessor organizations

 

Presumably, 2102 should read 2012.

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

806.05(d) Subcombinations Usable Together

This section indicates: "Two or more claimed subcombinations, disclosed as usable together in a single combination, and which can be shown to be separately usable, are usually restrictable when the subcombinations do not overlap in scope and are not obvious variants. To support a restriction requirement where applicant separately claims plural subcombinations usable together in a single combination and claims a combination ...more »

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Campaign: 700 Examination of Applications

Error and/or ambiguity in 704.13: Time Periods for reply

The second paragraph of this section states that "Applicant may extend the time period of reply up to six months in accordance with 37 CFR 1.136(a)." As this is a paragraph describing the mailing of a requirement for information that is NOT part of an action on the merits, it is unclear to me whether the maximum statutory period for reply of six months is applicable. Regardless, as drafted it seems ambiguous to me; ...more »

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Campaign: 700 Examination of Applications

Typo in 706.02(f)(1): date of changeover from FTI to FITF

The second paragraph of MPEP 706.02(f)(1), section II (the bottom of the right column on page 700-37) reads "all references to 35 USC 102 in the examples and flowcharts below are to the version of 35 USC 102 in effect on March 15, 2012 (the pre-AIA version)." While this is technically true, I believe that "March 15, 2012" was intended to read "March 15, 2013," one day before the first-inventor-to-file provisions of the ...more »

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Campaign: 700 Examination of Applications

Strange errors in 708.02(c)

The first (of two) paragraphs of section 708.02(c) (bottom of left column, page 700-175) contains several errors. I will just copy the erroneous text, but it includes capitalization errors, run-on sentences, and a mis-spelled word. Further, this section refers to an 'OSF' and 'OFF' without any local reference to what, specifically, those initialisms refer to. examination will not entitle the applicant to a refund of ...more »

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Campaign: 700 Examination of Applications

714.01(e) should be placed under its own sub-section

As it stands, 71401(e) describes in detail practice and procedure relating to 'Amendments before first Office action' (per the subsection title). However, section 714.01 (and the other subsections thereof, 714.01(a)-(d)) refer primarily to requirements for signature of amendments. It seems to me that the content of 714.01(e) should be moved to it's own section of chapter 700, or made a subsection of a more applicable ...more »

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Campaign: 2100 Patentability

In re Lintner misspelled In re Linter

At multiple instances throughout MPEP 2141 thru 2145, the case "In re Lintner" is misspelled as "In re Linter".

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Campaign: 200 Types, Cross-Noting, and Status of Application

Correct reference in MPEP 201.07

At the end of the first paragraph of MPEP § 201.07, it says "For more information on claiming the benefit of a prior nonprovisional application, see MPEP § 201.11." There is no MPEP § 201.11 This reference likely should be to MPEP § 211.01(b), which discusses claiming the benefit of a nonprovisional application.

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