Daily Archives: Tuesday 24 September 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

This forty-seventh installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

heinonline-logoThe Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) is published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency in the United States Department of Commerce.  The MPEP  is based on Chapter 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which derives its authority from Title 35 of the United States Code.  The MPEP is an indispensable resource for patent attorneys and agents and patent examiners to assure that USPTO regulations are followed.  The Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (more commonly referred to as the patent bar) requires extensive knowledge of the MPEP.

Originally published in 1920, the current version of the MPEP  is the 8th edition, Revision 9, published in August 2012.  HeinOnline provides access to every edition of the MPEP in a web-based, fully searchable format.  This provides a valuable resource to any researcher interested in current patent law or the development of patent examining procedures over time.

To access the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures, click here and select HeinOnline under Legal Search Engines Research.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, the American Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Librarythe Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional Documents, the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, the Law Journal Library, the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, the Subject Compilations of State LawsEarly American Case LawSpinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Philip C. Jessup Library, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection, the Harvard Research in International Law collection, and the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family collection, the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and the United States Code.