Link: The USPTO has released a PDF version of the new Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (8th ed., 3rd rev.). This revision incorporates a number of changes that have previously been covered in Patently-O, including:
- "Revision of Power of Attorney and Assignment Practice;"
- "Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences;"
- "Changes To Implement the Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement Act of 2004;" and
- "Changes to the Practice for Handling Patent Applications Filed Without the Appropriate Fees."
The “blue pages” provide a reference to each and every change in the new version of the official patent guide.