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Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (Eighth Edition, Revision 7, July 2008)

Year of current version:2008
Date of Text (Published):July 1, 2008
Type of Text:IP Legal Literature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
Published on behalf of the Patent and Trademark Office under the United States Department of Commerce. From the Foreword:
"This Manual is published to provide U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiners, applicants, attorneys, agents, and representatives of applicants with a reference work on the practices and procedures relative to the prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO. It contains instructions to examiners, as well as other material in the nature of information and interpretation, and outlines the current procedures which the examiners are required or authorized to follow in appropriate cases in the normal examination of a patent application. The Manual does not have the force of law or the force of the rules in Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations."

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