Source Materials for the Registration Examination

THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION THROUGH AUGUST 8, 2018 IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised November 2015
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/old/mpep_E9R07-2015_november.htm

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

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

4. Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO Final Rules https://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
https://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/notices/global-ip5.pdf

SUBJECT MATTER ELIGIBILITY GUIDANCE AND TRAINING MATERIALS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance Quick Reference Sheet https://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/exam/2014_eligibility_qrs.pdf 

15. 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-16/pdf/2014-29414.pdf

THE SOURCE MATERIALS FOR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE REGISTRATION EXAMINATION BEGINNING AUGUST 16, 2018 IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised January 2018
https://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)
https://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/fr_specific_trial.pdf

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

4. Changes to Representation of Others Before the USPTO Final Rules
https://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
https://www.uspto.gov/patents/law/notices/global-ip5.pdf

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