Examiner Training Materials

These computer-based training (CBT) modules are used in the training of entry-level patent examiners and are made available here for use by the general public. Note that course content applies to patent applications filed under the America Invents Act of 2011. See Examination Guidance and Training Materials for additional materials used to train patent examiners beyond entry level.

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Patent Systems

Introduction to Patent Systems

    35 U.S.C. 101

    Introduction

    Double Patenting

    Patent Cooperation Treaty

    National Stage and PCT Bypass Applications

    Restriction

    Unity of Invention

    U.S. Restriction Practice

    Prior Art Rejections

    Introduction

    35 U.S.C. 102

    35 U.S.C. 103

    Special Topics

    35 U.S.C. 112

    35 U.S.C. 112(a)

    35 U.S.C. 112(b) and (d)

    35 U.S.C. 112(f)

    Claim Interpretation

    Introduction

    Special Topics

    Applicant Responses

    Affidavits

    Final Rejection
    MPEP
    Overview
    Review

    Best Practices in Examination

     

    General/Other

     

     

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