Q) Verification (4.03.31a)

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Question #31 from the April 2003 (AM) patent bar exam is reported by exam takers as a question in the current exam database.

31. In accordance with the USPTO rules and the procedures set forth in the MPEP, which of the following documents, if any, must also contain a separate verification statement?
(A) Small entity statements.
(B) A petition to make an application special.
(C) A claim for foreign priority.
(D) An English translation of a non-English language document.
(E) None of the above.


ANSWER: (E) is the most correct answer. MPEP § 410 makes clear that the certification requirement set forth in 37 CFR § 10.18(b) “has permitted the PTO to eliminate the separateverification requirement previously contained in 37 CFR …1.27 [small entity statements], …1.52 [English translations of non-English documents], …1.55 [claim for foreign priority], [and] …1.102 [petition to make an application special].”

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1 PeggyNo Gravatar October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

CFR 1.495(f) says that “Verification of the translation of the international application or any other document pertaining to an international application may be required where it is considered necessary, if the international application or other document was filed in a language other than English.” I guess where this says MAY and the question prompt says MUST (D) is incorrect.

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