Request for Deferral of Examination 37 CFR 1.103(d)

Legal Form NumberSB/37
CourtUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
SectionUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
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PTO/SB/37 (07-12)
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Request for Deferral of Examination 37 CFR 1.103(d)
Application Number Art Unit
Filing Date Examiner Name
First Named Inventor Attorney Docket Number
Address to: Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
I hereby request deferral of examination under 37 CFR 1.103(d) for the above-identified (non-reissue) utility or plant application filed under
37 CFR 1.53(b) for a period of months (maximum 3 years), from the earliest filing date for which a benefit is claimed.
Deferral of examination under 37 CFR 1.103(d) is suspension of action. As a result, any patent term adjustment may be reduced. See 37 CFR
Note: The request will not be granted unless the application is in condition for publication as provided in 37 CFR 1.211(c) and the
Office has not issued either an Office action under 35 U.S.C. 132 or a notice of allowance under 35 U.S.C. 151.
If applicant previously filed a nonpublication request under 37 CFR 1.213(a):
I hereby rescind under 37 CFR 1.213(b) the previous filed request that the above-identified application not be published under
35 U.S.C. 122(b).
Note: Application will be scheduled for publication at 18 months from the earliest claimed filing date for which a benefit is claimed.
a. The Director is hereby authorized to charge the following fees, or credit any overpayment, to
Deposit Account No. .
i. Processing fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(i) for request for deferral of examination.
Ii. Publication fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.18(d).
iii. Other .
b. Check in the amount of $ is enclosed.
c. Payment by credit card (Form PTO-2038 enclosed).
WARNING: Information in this form may become public. Credit card information should not be included on this form .
Provide credit card information and authorization on PTO-2038.
Note: The publication fee set forth in 37CFR 1.18(d) and the processing fee in 37 CFR 1.17(i) for deferral of examination are required
when the request of deferral of examination is filed.
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Submit multiple forms for more than one signature, see below*.
See 37 CFR 1.4(d) for signature requirements and certifications.
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