Forms For Patent Applications Filed On Or After September 16, 2012
All of the forms on this page are for use in patent applications filed on or after September 16, 2012. Forms for use in patent applications filed before September 16, 2012, may be accessed here. Forms to request participation in the Patent Prosecution Highway (regardless of application filing date) may be accessed here.
The expiration date at the top right-hand corner of each page of certain forms is a requirement of the OMB approval process under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and does not indicate a date beyond which the forms are invalid.
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|NOTICE: If any part of the preprinted text of a PTO form is modified, deleted or added to, the form number and the OMB information in the header and footer of the form MUST be removed from the altered form.|
|AIA/31||Notice of Appeal|
|AIA/32||Request for Oral Hearing Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board|
|AIA/33||Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review (more information)|
|Application Data Sheet|
|AIA/14||Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76) (instructions [DOC])|
|Certificate of Mailing/Transmission|
|SB/92||Certificate of Mailing under 37 CFR 1.8|
|SB/97||Certificate of Transmission under 37 CFR 1.8|
|SB/124||Request for Customer Number Data Change|
|SB/125||Request for Customer Number|
|AIA/24||Express Abandonment Under 37 CFR 1.138|
|AIA/24A||Petition for Express Abandonment to Avoid Publication under 37 CFR 1.138(c)|
|AIA/24B||Petition for Express Abandonment to Obtain a Refund|
|Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program|
|AIA/421||Certification and Request for Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program|
|PTO-2038||Credit Card Payment Form and Instructions|
|SB/06||Patent Application Fee Determination Record|
|SB/07||Multiple Dependent Claim Fee Calculation Sheet|
|SB/15A||Certification of Micro Entity Status - Gross Income Basis (Gross Income Limit) (Who may sign the SB/15A and SB/15B?)|
|SB/15B||Certification of Micro Entity Status - Institution of Higher Education Basis (Who may sign the SB/15A and SB/15B?)|
|SB/17i||Processing Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(i) Transmittal|
|AIA/17p||Petition Fee Under 37 CFR 1.17(f), (g) & (h) Transmittal|
|SB/45||Maintenance Fee Transmittal (to learn how to assert a change in small entity status when filing this form, please click here)|
|SB/56||Reissue Application Fee Transmittal|
|SB/91||Deposit Account Order Form|
|Information Disclosure Statement|
|SB08a||Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant [page 1]|
|SB08b||Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant [page 2]|
|SB08a - EFS-Web||Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant [page 1] - EFS-Web auto-load version (instructions [DOC])|
|SB09||Certification and Request for Consideration of an Information Disclosure Statement Filed After Payment of the Issue Fee Under the QPIDS Pilot Program (more information)|
|Inventor's Oath or Declaration (Quick Reference Guide)|
|AIA/01||Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) For Utility Or Design Application Using An Application Data Sheet
(37 CFR 1.76) (Non-English language translations) Download AIA/01 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]
|AIA/02||Substitute Statement In Lieu Of An Oath Or Declaration For Utility Or Design Patent Application
(35 U.S.C. 115(d) And 37 CFR 1.64) (Non-English language translations) Download AIA/02 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]
|AIA/03||Declaration (37 CFR 1.63) For Plant Application Using An Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76)|
|AIA/04||Substitute Statement In Lieu Of An Oath Or Declaration For Plant Patent Application
(35 U.S.C. 115(d) And 37 CFR 1.64)
|AIA/05||Reissue Application Declaration By The Inventor|
|AIA/06||Reissue Application Declaration By The Assignee|
|AIA/07||Substitute Statement In Lieu Of An Oath Or Declaration For Reissue Patent Application
(35 U.S.C. 115(d) And 37 CFR 1.64)
|AIA/08||Declaration For Utility Or Design Patent Application (37 CFR 1.63) Download AIA/08 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|AIA/09||Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. 161) Declaration (37 CFR 1.162)|
|AIA/10||Supplemental Sheet For Declaration Download AIA/10 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|AIA/11||Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet Download AIA/11 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|SB/35||Nonpublication Request under 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(i) Note: This form must be signed in compliance with 37 CFR 1.33(b) and submitted with the application upon filing.|
|SB/36||Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request (35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(ii)) and, if applicable, Notice of Foreign Filing (35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(iii))|
|AIA/22||Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 1.136(a)|
|SB/23||Petition for Extension of Time Under 37 CFR 1.136(b)|
|SB/61||Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned Unavoidably under 37 CFR 1.137(a)|
|SB/64||Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally under 37 CFR 1.137(b) Note: A Petition for Revival to accept the late payment of issue fee may alternatively be filed as a Web-based ePetition. Click here for more information.|
|SB/64a||Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned for Failure to Notify the Office of a Foreign or International Filing (37 CFR 1.137(f)) Note: A Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned for Failure to Notify the Office of a Foreign or International Filing may alternatively be filed as a Web-based ePetition. Click here for more information.|
|SB/65||Petition to Accept Unavoidably Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(b))|
|SB/66||Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c)). Use of this form is for processing by the Office of Petitions.|
|SB/66 - EFS-Web||Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c)) - EFS-Web auto-grant version (instructions [DOC]). Use of this form is for EFS-Web auto-processing by the applicant ONLY. This form should not be submitted for processing by the Office of Petitions.|
|SB/130 - EFS-Web||Petition to Make Special based on Age - EFS-Web auto-load version (instructions [DOC])|
|SB/28||Petition to Make Special Under Accelerated Examination Program. This form must be filed via EFS-Web.|
|AIA/83||Request for Withdrawal as Attorney or Agent and Change of Correspondence Address Note: A Request for Withdrawal As Attorney or Agent may alternatively be filed as a Web-based ePetition. Click here for more information.|
|Power of Attorney and Change of Correspondence Address|
|AIA/80||Power Of Attorney To Prosecute Applications Before The USPTO (guidance for form AIA/80) Download AIA/80 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|AIA/81||Power Of Attorney To One Or More Of The Joint Inventors And Change Of Correspondence Address (guidance for form AIA/81) Download AIA/81 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|SB/81B||Reexamination or Supplemental Examination – Patent Owner Power of Attorney or Revocation of Power of Attorney With a New Power Of Attorney and Change of Correspondence Address for Reexamination or Supplemental Examination and Patent|
|SB/81C||Reexamination - Third Party Requester Power of Attorney of Revocation of Power of Attorney With a New Power of Attorney and Change of Correspondence Address|
|AIA/82||Transmittal For Power of Attorney To One Or More Registered Practitioners/Power Of Attorney By Applicant (Non-English language translations) (guidance for form AIA/82) Download AIA/82 INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF]|
|AIA/122||Change of Correspondence Address Application|
|AIA/123||Change of Correspondence Address Patent|
|AIA/424||Certification and Request for Prioritized Examination Under 37 CFR 1.102(e)|
|Priority Document Exchange|
|SB/38||Request to Retrieve Electronic Priority Application(s) (for more information click here)|
|SB/39||Authorization to Permit Access to Application by Participating Offices (for more information click here)|
|SB/57||Request for Ex Parte Reexamination Transmittal Form|
|AIA/53||Reissue Application: Consent of Assignee; Statement of Non-Assignment|
|Request for Continued Examination (RCE)|
|SB/30||Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Transmittal|
|SB/30 EFS-WEB||Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Transmittal (Submitted Only via EFS-Web) EFS-WEB SB30 instructions [DOC]|
|Statement Under 37 CFR 3.73(c)|
|AIA/96||Statement Under 37 CFR 3.73(c)|
|SB/59||Request For Supplemental Examination Transmittal Form|
|AIA/25||Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Provisional Double Patenting Rejection Over a Pending "Reference" Application|
|AIA/26||Terminal Disclaimer to Obviate a Double Patenting Rejection Over a "Prior" Patent|
|SB/429||Third-Party Submission Under 37 CFR 1.290 (instructions)|
|Transmittals and Cover Sheets|
|AIA/15||Utility Patent Application Transmittal|
|SB/16||Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet|
|SB/16 - EFS-Web||Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet - EFS-Web auto-load version (instructions [DOC])|
|AIA/18||Design Patent Application Transmittal|
|AIA/19||Plant Patent Application Transmittal|
|SB/29||For Design Applications Only: Continued Prosecution Application (CPA) Request Transmittal|
|AIA/50||Reissue Patent Application Transmittal|
|PTO-1595||Recordation Form Cover Sheet - Patents Only|
|Certification and Authorization to Permit Access to Search Results by the European Patent Office (EPO)|
|SB/69||Certification and Authorization to Permit Access to Search Results by the European Patent Office (EPO)|
|Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter|
|SB/2048||Complaint Regarding Invention Promoter|
|Recordation Form Cover Sheet (Trademarks Only)|
|PTO-1594||Recordation Form Cover Sheet (for Trademarks ONLY)|
|Request for Transfer of a Computer Readable Form Under 37 CFR 1.821(e)|
|SB/93||Request for a Transfer of a Computer Readable Form|