MPEP Q & A 71: Bibliographic Data

 Bibliographic Data


What does bibliographic data include?


Bibliographic data includes:

  • inventor information;
  • correspondence information;
  • application information;
  • representative information;
  • domestic benefit information;
  • foreign priority information; and
  • applicant information.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 600 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Parts, Form and Content of Application.

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 601.05(a) of the MPEP.  The following is a brief summary of section 601.05(a).

601.05(a) Application Data Sheet (ADS) — Application Filed On or After September 16, 2012

37 CFR 1.76(a) provides that an application data sheet (ADS) may be submitted in a provisional application, a nonprovisional application, or a national stage application. This section covers details about an ADS in applications filed on or after September 16, 2012. It includes a discussion of what is considered bibliographic data, correcting and updating an ADS, and treatment of inconsistent information.


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