Certification and Request for COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program under 37 CFR 1.102(e)

CourtUnited States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Legal Form NumberSB/450
SectionUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
I I
Doc Code: TRACK1.COVID
Document Description: COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Request PTO/SB/450 (05-20)
CERTIFICATION AND REQUEST FOR COVID-19 PRIORITIZED EXAMINATION
PILOT PROGRAM UNDER 37 CFR 1.102(e) (Page 1 of 1)
First Name d
Inventor:
Nonprovisional Application Number (if
known):
Title of
Invention:
APPLICANT HEREBY CERTIFIES THE FOLLOWING AN D REQUESTS PRIORITIZED EX AMINATION
UNDER THE COVID-19 PILOT PROGRAM FOR THE ABOVE-IDENTIFIED APPLICATION.
1. The claim(s) of the above-identified application cover a product or process relating to COVID-19
and such product or process is subject to an applicable FDA approval for COVID-19 use.
2. Applicant qualifies for small entity (37 CFR 1.27) or micro entity (37 CFR 1.29) status.
3. If the application contains a benefit claim under 35 U.S.C.120, 121, or 365(c), it is to only one
prior nonprovisional U.S. application or international application designating the United States.
4. The basic filing fee, search fee, and examination fee are filed with this request or have been
already been paid. I understand that any required excess claims fees or application size fee must
be paid for the application. The fees set in 37 CFR 1.17(c) and 1.17(i)(1) are waived.
5. I understand that the application may not contain, or be amended to contain, more than four
independent claims, more than thirty total claims, or any multiple dependent claims, and that any
request for an extension of time will cause an outstanding request to be dismissed.
6. The applicable box is checked below:
I. Original Application -Prioritized Examination under § 1.102(e)(1)
i. (a) The application is an original nonprovisional utility application filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a).
This certification and request is being filed with the utility application via EFS-Web or Patent
Center.
---OR---
(b) The application is an original nonprovisional plant application filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a).
This certification and request is being filed with the plant application.
ii. An application data sheet meeting the conditions specified in 37 CFR 1.53(f)(3)(i) is filed with the
application.
II. Request for Continued Examination -Prioritized Examination under § 1.102(e)(2)
i. A request for continued examination has been filed with, or prior to, this form.
ii. If the application is a utility application, this certification and request is being filed via EFS-Web or
Patent Center.
iii. The application is an original nonprovisional utility or plant application filed under 35 U.S.C.
111(a), or is a national stage entry under 35 U.S.C. 371.
iv. This certification and request is being filed prior to the mailing of a first Office action responsive to
the request for continued examination.
v. No prior request for continued examination has been granted prioritized examination status under
37 CFR 1.102(e)(2).
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Note: This form must be signed in accordance with 37 CFR 1.33. See 37 CFR 1.4(d) for signature requirements and certifications.
Submit multiple forms if more than one signature is required.*
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