MPEP 2000

Duty of Disclosure

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Number of Pages:  22 pgs
Sections:  2000 – 2022

Brief Summary:

This chapter deals with the duties of disclosure.

Each inventor and every other individual who is substantially involved in the preparation or prosecution of the application has a duty of disclosure.

These duties consist of candor, good faith and the duty to disclose all relevant materials to the PTO.

Key Terms:

Collateral EstoppelDuty DiscloseInequitable Conduct

37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):

37 CFR 1.56Duty to disclose information material to patentability.

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