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) 164 42% OPET  
516 - To Waive/Suspend Rules Re Non-Patent Examination Matters (37 CFR 1.183) 204 54%* 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 1.183 57 50%* IPLA  

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*Infrequently Filed Petition
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average.  

The data is current as of April 1, 2018 and is updated quarterly.