Common types of petitions handled by the Office of Petitions

The Director may delegate the determination of petitions to appropriate Patent and Trademark Office officials for the effective operation of the Office (37 CFR 1.181(g)). A comprehensive list of petitions delegated to the Office of Petitions is set forth in MPEP 1002.02(b). The below list includes information on some of the most common petition types submitted to the Office of Petitions.