MPEP 900

Prior Art, Search, Classification, and Routing

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Number of Pages:  58 pgs
Sections:  901 – 909

Brief Summary:

This chapter gives a basic overview for patent examiners on how to conduct a prior art search. The prior art section discusses some questionable reference types and whether or not they are considered prior art.

The reference types outlined here include; matter cancelled in an application, copending abandoned applications and foreign patents.

Key Terms:

Prior ArtCanceled MatterPending Applications

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