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