MPEP 1000

Matters Decided by Various U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials

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Number of Pages:  21 pgs
Sections:  1001 – 1005

Brief Summary:

An applicant dissatisfied with a decision made by the PTO may file either a petition to the Commissioner or an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

The three rules presented in this chapter summarize petitionable disputes. These include; petitions to the Commissioner, petitions relating to questions not specifically provided for, and finally, petitions for the suspension of rules.

Key Terms:

Petitions to the DirectorExtension of TimeSuspension of Rules

37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):

37 CFR 1.181Petition to the Director.
37 CFR 1.182Questions not specifically provided for.

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