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DRAFT Form SB/206, Listing of Commonly Owned Applications and Patents.

Posted in Practice Commentary by Jake Ward on September 29, 2007

The USPTO has released a DRAFT of form SB/206, the “separate paper” required under the new 37 CFR 1.78(f), along with instructions on how to properly use the form.  The separate paper must identify a serial number of any co-pending application that is filed within 2 months (before and after), shares a common inventor, and is owned or assigned to a same person.  The new rule 78(f) was previously discussed by the AT! here and will become effective on November 1, 2007.  

A copy of the DRAFT form may be downloaded from the AT! by clicking on the following link:  Form SB206 – DRAFT.    A FINAL version of this form, and other forms related to the new continuations rules, will be posted by the USPTO in October here.