MPEP Q & A 60: Contents of a Request for Republication

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Question:

What must a request for republication include?

Answer:

A request for republication must include:

  • a copy of the application in compliance with the Office Electronic Filing System (EFS) requirements,
  • the publication fee; and
  • the processing fee.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 1100 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) and Pre-Grant Publication.

The answer is from the 9th Edition, Revision 07.2015. Depending on future changes to the MPEP, the question and answer may or may not be applicable in later Editions or revisions.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from section 1130 of the MPEP.  The following is a brief summary of section 1130.

1130    Republication and Correction of Patent Application Publications

This section covers the republication and correction of patent application publications. If an applicant wishes to correct errors in a patent application publication, or republish the application with an amended specification (including amended claims) and/or replacement drawings, applicant may file a request for republication. Further details are covered on what the request for republication must include.

In addition, this section covers material and non-material mistakes made by the Office and the process for correcting them.

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