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PBG and AIPA RULEMAKING AND PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Updated August 2001

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PBG and AIPA Rulemaking

I. Correlation of Rule Packages with Specific Rules (Chart) (PDF)

II. Changes to Implement the Patent Business Goals (PBG) - Final Rule

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üred checkmark * Sample Amendment Format (37 C.F.R. § 1.121) (PDF)



III. American Inventors Protection Act 1999 (AIPA)

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Time Period for Paying Publication Fee if a Request for Continued Examination is Filed After a Notice of Allowance is Mailed
1249 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 81 (August 21, 2001)

blank üred checkmark* Clarification of 37 CFR 1.704(c)(10) - Reduction of Patent Term Adjustment for Certain Types of Papers Filed After a Notice of Allowance has been Mailed
1247 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 111 (June 26, 2001)

 ü * Changes to the Time Period for Making any Necessary Deposit of Biological Material - Final Rule
1246 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 104 (May 22, 2001)

 ü * Interim Waiver of Parts of 37 CFR 1.84 and 1.165, and Delay in the Enforcement of the Change in 37 CFR 1.84(e) to No Longer Permit Mounting of Photographs
1246 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 106 (May 22, 2001)

 ü * Interim Practice of Mailing a Notice of Publication Fee Due Separate From the Notice of Allowance
1248 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 166 (July 31, 2001)

 ü * Helpful Hints Regarding Publication of Patent Applications
1249 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 83 (August 21, 2001)



Patent Examination Guidelines



AIPA Examination Guidelines

    ü * Training Slides on 35 U.S.C. § 103(c)



    Other Patent Examination Guidelines


    Further Supplements
    (These are in addition to the supplements inserted above)
    ü * Inapplicability of 35 U.S.C. §102(d) to Plant Breeder's Rights Certificates
    1244 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 15 (March 6, 2001)

    ü * Training Slides: Treatment of Drawings in Utility Applications

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    Electronic Publication of Certificates of Correction on the USPTO Web Site with Later Listing in the Official Gazette
    1248 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office
    167 (July 31, 2001)

    ü * Elimination of Continued Prosecution Application Practice as to Utility and Plant Patent Applications - Proposed Rulemaking
    66 Fed. Reg. 35763 (July 9, 2001)
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    Introduction and People to ContactsTable of ContentsCorrelation of Rule Packages with Specific Rules Chart
     Changes To Implement PBG
     American Inventors Protection Act
     RCE and Provisional Applications
     Patent Term Adjustments
     Pre-Grant Publication
     Inter Partes Reexamination
    AIPA Examination Guidelines
    Other Patent Examination Guidelines
    Further Supplements
    Laws and Rules
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