Common types of petitions handled by the Office of Petitions

Different areas within Patents (such as OPET, Technology Centers, Office of Patent Application Processing, Office of Data Management, and International Patent Legal Administration) process petitions depending on the action being requested and the associated laws, rules, and USPTO policies. A comprehensive list of petitions delegated to the OPET is set forth in MPEP 1002.02(b). The below list includes information on some of the most common petition types submitted to the OPET.