Suspension or Waiver of Rules (not provided for in any Statute) Petitions

IPLA – International Patent Legal Administration
OPET – Office of Petitions

Generally Available

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

503 - Suspend-Waive Exam Related Rule (37 CFR 1.183)12943%OPET 
516 - To Waive/Suspend Rules Re Non-Patent Examination Matters (37 CFR 1.183)4833%*OPET 


Prior to Examination

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

275 - To Waive/Suspend Rules in National Stage - 37 CFR 1.1836525%*IPLA 

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*Infrequently Filed Petition
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average.  

The data is current as of October 1, 2020 and is updated quarterly.