MPEP 400

Representative of Applicant or Owner

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Number of Pages:  60 pgs
Sections:  401 – 410

Brief Summary:

Chapter 400 provides an overview of the individuals who are legally capable of helping an inventor file a patent application.

The power of attorney and the withdrawal or revocation of the power of attorney are the focus of this chapter. This chapter also covers who receives correspondence during the prosecution of an application.

Key Terms:

Power of AttorneyPro SeAssignment
Legal RepresentationLimited Recognition 

37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):

37 CFR 1.33Correspondence respecting patent applications, reexamination proceedings, and other proceedings.
37 CFR 1.36Revocation of power of attorney; withdrawal of patent attorney or agent.

35 USC (United States Code):

35 USC 116Inventors.
35 USC 117Death or Incapacity of Inventor.

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