MPEP 1100

Statutory Invention Registration (SIR); Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) and Preissuance Submissions

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Number of Pages:  58 pgs
Sections:  1101 – 1135

Brief Summary:

Statutory invention registration (SIR) provided inventors with a means for placing their invention in the public domain and allowing members of the public access to it. Only requests for a statutory invention registration filed prior to March 16, 2013 are timely.

All applications are scheduled for publication 18 months after their filing date. This chapter covers publication, nonpublication and redacted publication procedures.

Key Terms:

Statutory Invention RegistrationConfidential StatusPublication
NonpublicationForeign FilingExpress Abandonment

37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):

37 CFR 1.14Patent applications preserved in confidence.
37 CFR 1.137Revival of abandoned application, or terminated or limited reexamination prosecution.

35 USC (United States Code):

35 USC 122Confidential status of applications; publication of patent applications.

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