Source Materials for the Registration Examination

THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION THROUGH DECEMBER 9, 2016 IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html;

2. Inter Partes, Post Grant, and Covered Business Method Review Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48680, August 14, 2012)
http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/fr_specific_trial.pdf;

3. Derivation Proceeding Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg.56068, September 11, 2012)
http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/2012-22204-derivation-proceedings.pdf;

4. Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO Final Rules
http:/www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-03/pdf/2013-07382.pdf(link is external); and

5. Implementation of the Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programs with Participating Offices
http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/notices/global-ip5.pdf

THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION BEGINNING DECEMBER 16, 2016 IS AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised November 2015 http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html;

  2. Inter Partes, Post Grant, and Covered Business Method Review Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48680, August 14, 2012) http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/fr_specific_trial.pdf;

  3. Derivation Proceeding Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg.56068, September 11, 2012) http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/2012-22204-derivation-proceedings.pdf;

  4. Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO Final Rules http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-03/pdf/2013-07382.pdf;

  5. Implementation of the Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programs with Participating Offices http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/notices/global-ip5.pdf; )

SUBJECT MATTER ELIGIBILITY GUIDANCE AND TRAINING MATERIALS

  • Memo dated July 14, 2016, Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Rulings (Rapid Litigation Management v. CellzDirect and Sequenom v.Ariosa) http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/memo_rlm-sequenom.pdf;

  • Memo dated May 4, 2016, Formulating a Subject Matter Eligibility Rejection and Evaluating the Applicant’s Response to a Subject Matter Eligibility Rejection http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ieg-may-2016-memo.pdf;

  • Subject Matter Eligibility: Workshop II Handout http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ai-workshop-ii-handout.pdf;

  • Subject Matter Eligibility: Worksheet, Example 21, Claim 1 http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ai-workshop-ii-ex-21-cl-1.pdf;

  • Subject Matter Eligibility: Worksheet, Example 21, Claim 2 http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ai-workshop-ii-ex-21-cl-2.pdf;

  • Subject Matter Eligibility: Worksheet, Example 21, Claim 3 http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ai-workshop-ii-ex-23-cl-3.pdf;

  • Subject Matter Eligibility: Worksheet, Example 21, Claim 4 http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ai-workshop-ii-ex-23-cl-4.pdf;

  • July 2015 Update: Subject Matter Eligibility http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ieg-july-2015-update.pdf;

  • 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance Quick Reference Sheet http://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/2014_eligibility_qrs.pdf; and

  • 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-16/pdf/2014-29414.pdf

 

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