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Source Materials for the Registration Examination

The source materials for the questions and answers on the registration examination beginning April 2, 2013 and ending January 21, 2014 are:

1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Edition 8, Revision 9;

2. Revision of Standard for Granting an Inter Partes Reexamination Request (September 23, 2011)

3. Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 42150, July 17, 2012);

4. Citation of Prior Art in a Patent File Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 46615, August 6, 2012);

5. Inventor’s Oath or Declaration Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48776, August, 14, 2012);

6. Supplemental Examination Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48828, August 14, 2012);

7. Inter Partes, Post Grant, and Covered Business Method Review Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48680, August 14, 2012);

8. Derivation Proceeding Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg.56068, September 11, 2012); and

9. PTAB Practice Guide (77 Fed. Reg. 48756, August 14, 2012)

The source materials for the questions and answers on the registration examination beginning January 24, 2014 will be:

1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Edition 8, Revision 9;

2. Revision of Standard for Granting an Inter Partes Reexamination Request (September 23, 2011)

3. Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 42150, July 17, 2012);

4. Citation of Prior Art in a Patent File Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 46615, August 6, 2012);

5. Inventor’s Oath or Declaration Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48776, August, 14, 2012);

6. Supplemental Examination Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48828, August 14, 2012);

7. Inter Partes, Post Grant, and Covered Business Method Review Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48680, August 14, 2012);

8. Derivation Proceeding Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg.56068, September 11, 2012);

9. PTAB Practice Guide (77 Fed. Reg. 48756, August 14, 2012);

10. First-Inventor-to-File Final Rules (78 Fed. Reg. 11024, February 14, 2013);

11. Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3486/text); and

12. Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO Final Rules (http:/www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-03/pdf/2013-07382.pdf).

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