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PBG and AIPA RULEMAKING
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PATENT EXAMINATION GUIDELINES

TABLE OF CONTENTS - Updated August 2001
red checkmark Item added or updated in First Supplement, August 2001

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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red checkmark · Sample Amendment Format (37 C.F.R. 1.121) (PDF)



III. American Inventors Protection Act 1999 (AIPA)

RCE and Provisional Applications

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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)

 

Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)

blank red 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)

Pre-Grant Publication (PG Pub)

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

  · 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)

  · 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)

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

Inter Partes Reexamination



Patent Examination Guidelines



AIPA Examination Guidelines

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



Other Patent Examination Guidelines


Further Supplements
(These are in addition to the supplements inserted above)

 · Inapplicability of 35 U.S.C. §102(d) to Plant Breeder's Rights Certificates
1244 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 15 (March 6, 2001)

 · 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)

 · 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
PBG:  Changes To Implement PBG
AIPA:  American Inventors Protection Act
AIPA:  RCE and Provisional Applications
AIPA:  Patent Term Adjustments
AIPA:  Pre-Grant Publication
AIPA:  Inter Partes Reexamination
AIPA Examination Guidelines
Other Patent Examination Guidelines
Further Supplements
Laws and Rules
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