Examination updates and source materials
The USPTO will update the registration examination on October 13, 2021. The examination will be blacked out as follows: no examination will be administered from October 6, 2021 through October 12, 2021. The updated examination will cover the subject matter designated as “BEGINNING OCTOBER 13, 2021” in the source materials, including the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Ninth Edition, Revision 10.2019. Up until October 6, 2021, however, the examination will cover the subject matter designated as “THROUGH OCTOBER 5, 2021” in the source materials.