Patents: Update of Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)

by John Roberts on November 1, 2015

A Revision to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) has been Published

On October 29, 2015, the USPTO issued the Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015, of the MPEP, which incorporates changes to the laws, rules, and practice necessitated by, or made as a result of, the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA), Public Law 112-211, 126 Stat. 1527 (Dec. 18, 2012) as well as other revisions. The Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs as set forth in Title I of the PLTIA is effective as of May 13, 2015; the Patent Law Treaty Implementation as set forth in Title II of the PLTIA is effective as of December 18, 2013. For a listing of all the revised sections, see the “Change Summary” document that is posted as part of the MPEP. The MPEP is accessible at: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html.

John Roberts

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