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Administrative Procedures and Litigation

Manual of Patent Examining Procedures (M.P.E.P.) – 2015, Eight Ed

Title Page – PDFUSPTO's M.P.E.P.
Foreword – PDF
Introduction – PDF
Chapter 0100 – PDF Secrecy
, Access, National Security, and Foreign Filing
Chapter 0200 – PDF Types, Cross-Noting, and Status of Application
Chapter 0300 – PDF Ownership and Assignment
Chapter 0400 – PDF Representative of Inventor or Owner
Chapter 0500 – PDF Receipt and Handling of Mail and Papers
Chapter 0600 – PDF Parts, Form, and Content of Application
Chapter 0700 – PDF Examination of Applications
Chapter 0800 – PDF Restriction in Applications Filed Under 35 U.S.C. 111; Double Patenting
Chapter 0900 – PDF Prior Art, Classification, and Search
Chapter 1000 – PDF Matters Decided by Various U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials
Chapter 1100 – PDF Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) and Pre-Grant Publication (PG Pub)
Chapter 1200 – PDF Appeal
Chapter 1300 – PDF Allowance and Issue
Chapter 1400 – PDF Correction of Patents
Chapter 1500 – PDF Design Patents
Chapter 1600 – PDF Plant Patents
Chapter 1700 – PDF Miscellaneous
Chapter 1800 – PDF Patent Cooperation Treaty
Chapter 1900 – PDF Protest
Chapter 2000 – PDF Duty of Disclosure
Chapter 2100 – PDF Patentability
Chapter 2200 – PDF Citation of Prior Art and Ex Parte Reexamination of Patents
Chapter 2300 – PDF Interference Proceedings
Chapter 2400 – PDF Biotechnology
Chapter 2500 – PDF Maintenance Fees
Chapter 2600 – PDF Optional Inter Partes Reexamination
Chapter 2700 – PDF Patent Terms and Extensions
Appendix I – PDF Partial List of Trademarks
Appendix II – PDF List of Decisions Cited
Appendix L – PDF Patent Laws
Appendix R – PDF Patent Rules
Appendix T – PDF Patent Cooperation Treaty
Appendix AI – PDF Administrative Instructions Under the PCT
Appendix P – PDF Paris Convention
Subject Matter Index – PDF
Form Paragraphs – PDF

Case Law

Federal Circuit
2013 Precedential Opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
APPLE INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. [OPINION]
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SKINMEDICA INC v. HISTOGEN INC [OPINION]
KAPLAN v. CONYERS [OPINION]
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH v. MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT [OPINION]
ITOCHU BUILDING PRODUCTS v. US [OPINION]
ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES v. US [OPINION]
JOSEPH GARGIULO v. DHS [OPINION]
BIRDEYE MIDDLETON v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS v. SUNBEAM PRODUCTS [OPINION]
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC. v. O2 MICRO INTERNATIONAL LTD. [OPINION]
LEO PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS v. REA [OPINION]
TAURUS IP v. DAIMLERCHRYSLER [OPINION]
ARIA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. SEQUENOM, INC. [OPINION]
REMBRANDT VISION TECH v. JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION [OPINION]
APPLE INC. v. ITC [OPINION]
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES v. TREDEGAR CORPORATION [OPINION]
CHEESE SYSTEMS, INC. v. TETRA PAK CHEESE [OPINION]
JANE GALLO v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [OPINION]
NATIONAL ORG OF VETERANS ADVOC v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
KERNEA v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
CROMAN CORPORATION v. US [OPINION]
MARIO BOERI v. US [OPINION]
PLANTRONICS, INC. v. ALIPH, INC. [OPINION]
US v. TREK LEATHER, INC. [OPINION]
TERRANCE MASSIE v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
ALEXSAM, INC. v. IDT CORPORATION [ERRATA]
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA v. SANDOZ INC. [OPINION]
CHARLES MACHINE WORKS v. VERMEER MANUFACTURING [OPINION]
LA CROSSE TECHNOLOGY, LTD. v. US [OPINION]
IN RE: BIMEDA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [OPINION]
NOVOZYMES A/S v. DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES [OPINION]
ALLERGAN, INC. v. APOTEX CORP. [ERRATA]
IN RE: DORON ADLER [OPINION]
TRINCO INVESTMENT COMPANY v. US [OPINION]
MID CONTINENT NAIL CORP v. US [OPINION]
ANTONELLIS v. US [OPINION]
BURDEN v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
UNITED STATES MARINE, INC. v. US [OPINION]
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. v. REA [OPINION]
STEPHEN YONEK v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
CAMERON v. SHINSEKI [OPINION]
FRESENIUS USA v. BAXTER INTERNATIONAL [OPINION]
ALMOND BROS. LUMBER CO. v. US [OPINION]
WYETH v. ABBOTT LABORATORIES [OPINION]
GLENN DEFENSE MARINE v. US [OPINION]
COMMIL USA, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. [OPINION]
COMMIL v. CISCO [KO ERRATA]
AMS ASSOCIATES, INC. v. US [OPINION]
ULTRAMERCIAL, INC. v. HULU, LLC [OPINION]
TIMOTHY TIERNEY v. DOJ [OPINION]
LEVI STRAUSS & CO. v. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH [ERRATA]
NOVO NORDISK A/S v. CARACO PHARMACEUTICAL [OPINION]
LEVI STRAUSS & CO. v. ABERCROMBIE & FITCH [OPINION]
ROBERT BOSCH, LLC v. PYLON MANUFACTURING CORP. [OPINION]
ORGANIC SEED GROWERS AND TRADE v. MONSANTO COMPANY [ERRATA]

Supreme Court
2012 Term Opinions of the United States Supreme CourtU.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Windsor
Sekhar v. United States
Hollingsworth v. Perry
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management Dist.
Shelby County v. Holder
Ryan v. Schad
Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett
Vance v. Ball State Univ.
United States v. Kebodeaux
University of Tex. Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin
Descamps v. United States
American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant
Agency for Int’l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int’l, Inc.
Salinas v. Texas
FTC v. Actavis, Inc.
Alleyne v. United States
Maracich v. Spears
Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc.
American Trucking Assns., Inc. v. Los Angeles
Tarrant Regional Water Dist. v. Herrmann
United States v. Davila
Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter
Peugh v. United States
Horne v. Department of Agriculture
Nevada v. Jackson
Hillman v. Maretta
Maryland v. King
Trevino v. Thaler
McQuiggin v. Perkins
Sebelius v. Cloer
Metrish v. Lancaster
PPL Corp. v. Commissioner
Arlington v. FCC
Bowman v. Monsanto Co.
Bullock v. BankChampaign, N. A.
Dan’s City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey
Boyer v. Louisiana
McBurney v. Young
Moncrieffe v. Holder
Missouri v. McNeely
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen
Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk
Marshall v. Rodgers
Millbrook v. United States
Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Florida v. Jardines
Wos v. E. M. A.
Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center
Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles
Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Levin v. United States
Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds
Gabelli v. SEC
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA
Marx v. General Revenue Corp.
Chaidez v. United States
Evans v. Michigan
Johnson v. Williams
Henderson v. United States
Gunn v. Minton
Florida v. Harris
FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.
Bailey v. United States
Chafin v. Chafin
Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center
Lozman v. Riviera Beach
Smith v. United States
Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc.
Los Angeles County Flood Control Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
Ryan v. Valencia Gonzales
Kloeckner v. Solis
Arkansas Game and Fish Comm’n v. United States
Nitro-Lift Technologies, L. L. C. v. Howard
United States v. Bormes
Lefemine v. Wideman

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