What are three pieces of information each patent listed in the Official Gazette may give?
As to each patent listed in the Official Gazette, the following information may be given:
- (A) Patent number;
- (B) Title of the invention;
- (C) Name of inventor(s), city, and state or country of residence;
- (D) Assignee’s name, city, and state or country of residence, if assigned;
- (E) Applicant’s name, city, and state or country of residence;
- (F) Filing date and application number;
- (G) For reissue patents, the original patent number and issue date, and the original application number and filing date;
- (H) U.S. benefit application data, if any;
- (I) PCT or international design application data, if any;
- (J) Foreign priority application data, if any;
- (K) Patent Application Publication Number and Publication date, if any;
- (L) International classification;
- (M) CPC classification;
- (N) U.S. classification by class and subclass (for Design and Plant documents);
- (O) Number of claims;
- (P) Selected figure of the drawing, if any;
- (Q) A claim or claims.
The answer to this question can be found in chapter 1700 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Miscellaneous.
The answer is from the 9th Edition, Revision 10.2019. Depending on future changes to the MPEP, the question and answer may or may not be applicable in later Editions or revisions.
This question and answer come from section 1703 of the MPEP. The following is a brief summary of section 1703.
1703 The Official Gazette
The Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Official Gazette) is published electronically every Tuesday in two sections, the Official Gazette – Patents and the Official Gazette – Trademarks.
The Official Gazette — Patents reports the reexamination certificates, reissues, plant patents, utility patents, and design patents issued and statutory invention registrations (if any) published on that day.