Recent test takers report that question #32 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
32. Determine which of the following documents, if any, must also contain a separate verification statement in accordance with the patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP.
(A) A request to correct inventorship in a pending application.
(B) A petition to make an application special.
(C) A claim for foreign priority.
(D) A substitute specification.
(E) None of the above.
ANSWER: (E) is the most correct answer. MPEP § 410 states that the certification requirement set forth in 37 CFR § 10.18(b) “has permitted the USPTO to eliminate the separate verification requirement previously contained in 37 CFR …1.48 [correction of inventorship in a patent application], …1.55 [claim for foreign priority], …1.102 [petition to make an application special], [and] … 1.125 [substitute specification].”