Guidebook to Patent Law

Updated for the 9th Edition, 07.2022 Revision MPEP and post- September 18, 2023 exams.

Price: $399.80 on Amazon for the set of 4

This 4 Volume Set is geared to help you master the MPEP and is based entirely on the current 9th Edition, 07.2022 Revision MPEP. The Guidebook to Patent Law includes relevant information from the MPEP for Patent Bar candidates and practicing Patent Practitioners.

The Guidebooks cover chapters 100 through 2900 along with appendices on prior art, 35 U.S.C. 102, 35 U.S.C. 103, 35 U.S.C. 112, and disqualifying prior art. The currently tested supplements are also outlined in the books for your convenience.

Each chapter in the Guidebook includes an outline of the relevant information, MPEP summaries, key points, and ‘At a Glance Tables’. In addition, pre-AIA and AIA information are highlighted with easy-to-recognize icons.  Save time reviewing this condensed version of the MPEP.

Purchase each one separately for $99.95 or the entire set together. Physical Product.


These manuals are at the core of our Patent Bar review course and have been found to be an invaluable study aid for hundreds of individuals taking the Patent Bar. In addition, the Guidebooks are useful to practicing practitioners desiring to save time by reviewing a condensed and summarized version of the MPEP.

Here is a breakdown of the 4 Volumes:

Volume I

100   Secrecy, Access, National Security, and Foreign Filing
200   Types, Cross-Noting, and Status of Application
300   Ownership and Assignment
400   Representative of Applicant or Owner
500   Receipt and Handling of Mail and Papers
600   Parts, Form, and Content of Application
700   Examination of Applications

Volume II

2100       Patentability
App I      Prior Art Rejections
App II    35 U.S.C. 102 Rejections
App III   35 U.S.C. 103 Rejections
App IV   Disqualify Prior Art

Volume III

App V     35 U.S.C. 112 Specification Requirements
800    Restriction in Applications Filed Under 35 U.S.C. 111; Double Patenting
900    Prior Art, Classification, Search
1000  Matters Decided by Various PTO Officials
1100   Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) and Pre-Grant Publication
1200   Appeal
1300   Allowance and Issue
1400   Correction of Patents
1500   Design Patents
1600   Plant Patents
1700   Miscellaneous
1800   Patent Cooperation Treaty
1900   Protest
2000   Duty of Disclosure

Volume IV

2200   Citation of Prior Art and Ex Parte Reexamination of Patents
2300   Interference Proceedings
2400   Biotechnology
2500   Maintenance Fees
2600   Optional Inter Partes Reexamination
2700   Patent Terms and Extensions
2800   Supplemental Examination
2900   International Design Application
SUPP Consolidated Trial Practice Guide
SUPP Representation of Others
SUPP PPH Program

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