Manual of Patent Examining Procedure – MPEP

The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (“MPEP”) is an expansive book published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO” or “Patent Office”) which explains in detail numerous aspects of interfacing with the Patent Office. The MPEP has twenty seven (27) Chapters on various topics such as:

The MPEP is an explanation of the Patent Office’s stance on the current case law on the Patent Statute. In interfacing with the Patent Office, the procedures set forth in the MPEP should be understood and followed. The MPEP is a necessary resource for interfacing with the Patent Office.


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