Welcome to the USPTO MPEP community.
This community provides a forum for the patent community to suggest and discuss potential revisions to the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP). In this community, users can submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments in regard to the MPEP.
The MPEP staff moderates this forum and attempts to acknowledge new idea submissions within three (3) business days. All ideas will be considered by the MPEP staff for inclusion in the future revisions of the MPEP. It is important to note, however, that the revision cycle for any particular section of the MPEP is typically more than one year and that not all MPEP sections are included in a given revision cycle. Accordingly, any idea that is adopted will not be incorporated until the next revision that includes the involved section. The MPEP staff will not typically provide reasons a specific suggestion is or is not incorporated when responding to the commenter.
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