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PART 1-RULES OF PRACTICE IN
1.33 Correspondence respecting patent ap-
plications, reexamination proceedings,
and other proceedings.
thorization; withdrawal of attorney or
Subpart A-General Provisions
GENERAL INFORMATION AND CORRESPONDENCE
Commissioner of Patents and Trade-
Saturday, Sunday or Federal holiday.
Mail” with certificate.
WHO MAY APPLY FOR A PATENT
or cannot be reached.
RECORDS AND FILES OF THE PATENT AND
1.51 General requisites of an application.
completion of application.
gether; filing receipt.
not to be returned.
for invention disclosed in a prior non-
FEES AND PAYMENT OF MONEY
OATH OR DECLARATION
1.16 National application filing fees.
status, or change status, as a small en-
1.63 Oath or declaration.
Subpart B-National Processing Provisions
PROSECUTION OF APPLICATION AND
APPOINTMENT OF ATTORNEY OR AGENT
registered attorney or agent.
of the invention.
1.78 Claiming benefit of earlier filing date
and cross-references to other applica
tions. 1.79 Reservation clauses not permitted.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS 1.129 Transitional procedures for limited ex
amination after final rejection and restriction practice.
AFFIDAVITS OVERCOMING REJECTIONS 1.131 Affidavit or declaration of prior inven
tion to overcome cited patent or publica
tion. 1.132 Affidavits or declarations traversing
grounds of rejection.
THE DRAWINGS 1.81 Drawings required in patent applica
tion. 1.83 Content of drawing. 1.84 Standards for drawings. 1.85 Corrections to drawings. 1.88 [Reserved)
MODELS, EXHIBITS, SPECIMENS 1.91 Models not generally required as part
of application or patent. 1.92 Model or exhibit may be required. 1.93 Specimens. 1.94 Return of models, exhibits or speci
mens. 1.95 Copies of exhibits. 1.96 Submission of computer program list
INTERVIEWS 1.133 Interviews.
INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 1.97 Filing information disclosure state
ment. 1.98 Content of information disclosure
statement. 1.99 (Reserved]
TIME FOR RESPONSE BY APPLICANT;
ABANDONMENT OF APPLICATION 1.134 Time period for response to an Office
action. 1.135 Abandonment for failure to respond
within time period. 1.136 Filing of timely responses with peti
tion and fee for extension of time and ex
tensions of time for cause. 1.137 Revival of abandoned application. 1.138 Express abandonment. 1.139 Revival of provisional application. JOINDER OF INVENTIONS IN ONE APPLICATION;
RESTRICTION 1.141 Different inventions in one national
application. 1.142 Requirement for restriction. 1.143 Reconsideration of requirement. 1.144 Petition from requirement for restric
tion. 1.145 Subsequent presentation of claims for
different invention. 1.146 Election of species.
EXAMINATION OF APPLICATIONS 1.101 Order of examination. 1.102 Advancement of examination. 1.103 Suspension of action. 1.104 Nature of examination, examiner's ac
tion. 1.105 Completeness of examiner's action. 1.106 Rejection of claims. 1.107 Citation of refereaces. 1.108 Abandoned applications not cited. 1.109 Reasons for allowance. 1.110 Inventorship and date of invention of
the subject matter of individual claims.
DESIGN PATENTS 1.151 Rules applicable. 1.152 Design drawing. 1.153 Title, description and claim, oath or
declaration. 1.154 Arrangement of specification. 1.155 Issue and term of design patents.
ACTION BY APPLICANT AND FURTHER
1.111 Reply by applicant or patent owner. 1.112 Reconsideration. 1.113 Final rejection or action.
1.161 Rules applicable. 1.162 Applicant, oath or declaration. 1.163 Specification. 1.164 Claim. 1.165 Plant drawings. 1.166 Specimens. 1.167 Examination.
1.115 Amendment. 1.116 Amendments after final action. 1.117 Amendment and revision required. 1.118 Amendment of disclosure. 1.119 Amendment of claims. 1.121 Manner of making amendments. 1.122 Entry and consideration of amend
ments. 1.123 Amendments to the drawing. 1.124 Amendment of amendments. 1.125 Substitute specification. 1.126 Numbering of claims. 1.127 Petition from refusal to admit amend
1.171 Application for reissue. 1.172 Applicants, assignees. 1.173 Specification. 1.174 Drawings. 1.175 Reissue oath or declaration. 1.176 Examination of reissue. 1.177 Reissue in divisions.
ALLOWANCE AND ISSUE OF PATENT 1.311 Notice of allowance. 1.312 Amendments after allowance. 1.313 Withdrawal from issue. 1.314 Issuance of patent. 1.315 Delivery of patent. 1.316 Application abandoned for failure to
WHO MAY FILE AN INTERNATIONAL
APPLICATION 1.421 Applicant for international applica
pay issue fee. 1.317 Lapsed patents; delayed payment of
balance of issue fee.
1.606 Interference between an application
and a patent; subject matter of the inter
ference. 1.607 Request by applicant for interference
with patent. 1.608 Interference between an application
and a patent; prima facie showing by ap
plicant. 1.609 Preparation of interference papers by
examiner. 1.610 Assignment of interference to admin
istrative patent judge, time period for
completing interference. 1.611 Declaration of interference. 1.612 Access to applications. 1.613 Lead attorney, same attorney rep
resenting different parties in an inter
ference, withdrawal of attorney or agent. 1.614 Jurisdiction over interference. 1.615 Suspension of ex parte prosecution. 1.616 Sanctions for failure to comply with
rules or order or for taking and main
taining a frivolous position. 1.617 Summary judgment against applicant. 1.618 Return of unauthorized papers. 1.621 Preliminary statement, time for fil
ing, notice of filing. 1.622 Preliminary statement, who made in
vention, where invention made. 1.623 Preliminary statement; invention
made in United States, a NAFTA coun
try, or a WTO member country. 1.624 Preliminary statement; invention
made in a place other than the United States, a NAFTA country, or a WTO
member country. 1.625 Preliminary statement; derivation by
an opponent. 1.626 Preliminary statement; earlier appli
cation. 1.627 Preliminary statement; sealing before
filing, opening of statement. 1.628 Preliminary statement; correction of
error. 1.629 Effect of preliminary statement. 1.63 Reliance on earlier application. 1.631 Access to preliminary statement, serv
ice of preliminary statement. 1.632 Notice of intent to argue abandon
ment, suppression, or concealment by op
ponent. 1.633 Preliminary motions. 1.634 Motion to correct inventorship. 1.635 Miscellaneous motions. 1.636 Motions, time for filing. 1.637 Content of motions. 1.638 Opposition and reply; time for filing
opposition and reply. 1.639 Evidence in support of motion, opposi
tion, or reply. 1.640 Motions, hearing and decision, redec
laration of interference, order to show
cause. 1.641 Unpatentability discovered by admin
istrative patent judge. 1.642 Addition of application or patent to
1.643 Prosecution of interference by as
signee. 1.644 Petitions in interferences. 1.645 Extension of time, late papers, stay of
proceedings. 1.646 Service of papers, proof of service. 1.647 Translation of document in foreign
language. 1.651 Setting times for discovery and taking
testimony, parties entitled to take testi
mony. 1.652 Judgment for failure to take testi
mony or file record. 1.653 Record and exhibits. 1.654 Final hearing. 1.655 Matters considered in rendering a final
decision. 1.656 Briefs for final hearing. 1.657 Burden of proof as to date of inven
tion. 1.658 Final decision. 1.659 Recommendation. 1.660 Notice of reexamination, reissue, pro
test, or litigation. 1.661 Termination of interference after
judgment. 1.662 Request for entry of adverse judgment;
reissue filed by patentee. 1.663 Status of claim of defeated applicant
after interference. 1.664 Action after interference. 1.665 Second interference. 1.666 Filing of interference settlement
agreements. 1.671 Evidence must comply with rules. 1.672 Manner of taking testimony. 1.673 Notice of examination of witness. 1.674 Persons before whom depositions may
be taken. 1.675 Examination of witness, reading and
signing transcript of deposition. 1.676 Certification and filing by officer,
marking exhibits. 1.677 Form of an affidavit or a transcript of
deposition. 1.678 Time for filing transcript of deposi
tion. 1.679 Inspection of transcript. 1.682 Official records and printed publica
tions. 1.683 Testimony in another interference,
proceeding, or action. 1.684 (Reserved] 1.685 Errors and irregularities in deposi
tions. 1.687 Additional discovery. 1.688 Use of discovery. 1.690 Arbitration of interferences.
Subpart F-Extension of Patent Term
1.701 Extension of patent term due to pros
ecution delay. 1.710 Patents subject to extension of the
patent term. 1.720 Conditions for extension of patent