MPEP 100 – Secrecy, Access, National Security & Foreign Filings

Information regarding the status of an application is only available to an inventor, attorney of record, assignee (of record), or a person with written authority from one of the previous. Access includes whether the application is pending, abandoned or granted; the application number and filing date; and if one or more applications claim the benefit of the filing date of the application (if there is benefit claimed the application number, filing date and status are also included).

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