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.
 

35 U.S.C. 101

Introduction

Double Patenting

Restriction

Prior Art Rejections

Introduction

35 U.S.C. 102

35 U.S.C. 103

 

 

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

Best Practices in Examination

 

General/Other

 

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