MPEP 1900 – Protests

A protest is made by a member of the public who believes the granting of a patent would be improper. These should be filed against a pending application or a reissue application. They must specifically identify the application number or serial number, contain a listing of evidence, explain the relevance of each piece of evidence, include a copy of the evidence (must be in English) and provide a certificate of service or duplicate copies to the USPTO.

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