Statutory Invention Registration

SIR. A published statutory invention registration contains the specification and drawings of a regularly filed non-provisional application for a patent without examination if the applicant:

(1) meets the requirements of section 112 of this title;
(2) has complied with the requirements for printing, as set forth in regulations of the Commissioner;
(3) waives the right to receive a patent on the invention within such period as may be prescribed by the Commissioner; and (4) pays application, publication, and other processing fees established by the Commissioner.
A request for a statutory invention registration (SIR) may be filed at the time of filing a non-provisional application for patent, or may be filed later during pendency of the non-provisional application.

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