MPEP 2100

35 USC 102(e)

November 27, 2007

35 USC 102(e) – “A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (e) the invention was described in — (1) an application for patent, published under section 122(b), by another filed in the United States before the inven­tion by the applicant for patent or (2) a patent granted on an application for patent by […]

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35 USC 102(d)

November 27, 2007

  35 U.S.C. 102(d) – A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (d) the invention was first patented or caused to be patented, or was the subject of an inventor’s certificate, by the applicant or his legal representatives or assigns in a foreign country prior to the date of the application for patent […]

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35 USC 102(c) "Abandonment"

November 27, 2007

35 USC 102(c) – inventor intended to abandon invention. Inventor must intend to dedicate his invention to the public (a delay in the application process is not sufficient proof for abandonment).

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35 USC 102(b) "Statutory Bar"

November 27, 2007

35 USC 102(b) – “A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (b) the invention was patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country or in public use or on sale in this country, more than one year prior to the date of the application for patent in the […]

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35 USC 102(a)

November 27, 2007

35 USC. 102(a) – A person shall be entitled to a patent unless (a) the invention was known or used by others in this country, or patented or described in a printed publication in this or a foreign country, before the invention thereof by the applicant for patent. Note: 102(a) applies if the invention was […]

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Patentable Subject Matter (35 USC 101; MPEP 2100)

November 21, 2007

MPEP Chapter 2100 covers the fundamental issues of patentability – what is patentable subject matter and how that matter must be expressed in an applicant’s disclosure. The Prometric Patent Bar tests MPEP 2100 heavily. Note: MPEP 2100 also includes 35 USC 102 (a)-(g), 35 USC 103 and 35 USC 112, which are discussed in other […]

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