The information included on this page should be used for informational purposes only regarding the implementation of the AIPA. Some sections of the AIPA have been amended by the Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-273) enacted November 2, 2002.
- Link to pertinent portion of Public Law 107-273 [PDF]
- PBG and AIPA rulemaking and patent examination guidelines - training and implementation guide
The training and implementation guide provides a compilation of AIPA and PBG rulemaking materials and published guidelines concerning patent examination policy and procedure. ( Warning! Some portions of this guide may be unavailable or out of date. Wherever there is a reference to a statute or rule, please check carefully whether the statute or rule in force at the date of publication has since been amended.)
Articles on AIPA (e.g., overviews, PTO Today online articles, etc.).
- Pre-Grant Publications (PG Pub) global concept of operations [PDF]
Concept of operations