October 16, 2007

The USPTO announced yesterday that the most recent revisions to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) are now available via the USPTO website. The sixth revision of the Eighth Edition (abbreviated “E8R6”) contains updates to the Blue Pages, the Title Pages, Chapters 700, 1800, and 2100, Appendices II (List of Decisions Cited), L (Patent Laws), R (Patent Rules), T (Patent Cooperation Treaty), and AI (Administrative Instructions Under the PCT), and the Index. Links to the revised sections are provided below in PDF format (noting that the USPTO website has not yet incorporated these revisions into its HTML version of the MPEP, which is still the E8R5 version). Links to E8R5 of the MPEP, in PDF and HTML format, are included in the first link below.

USPTO Announcement: LINK
Blue Pages (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Title Pages (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Section 700 (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Section 1800 (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Section 2100 (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Appendix II (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Appendix L (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Appendix R (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Appendix T (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Appendix AI (E8R6, PDF): LINK
Index (E8R6, PDF): LINK

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