List 2 types of applications that will not be published.
The Office will not publish the following applications:
- Provisional applications;
- Design applications;
- International design applications; and
- Reissue applications (because reissue applications are not kept confidential).
The answer to this question can be found in chapter 1100 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Statutory Invention Registration (SIR); Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) and Preissuance Submissions.
This question and answer comes from section 1120 of the MPEP. The following is a brief summary of section 1120.
1120 Eighteen-Month Publication of Patent Applications
This section covers details on the publication of patent applications after the expiration of a period of eighteen months from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is sought. General details, exceptions, requirements, and projected publication dates are all discussed.