Section 1002.02(s) Petitions and Matters Decided in the Technology Centers

The following petitions to make patent applications special under the accelerated examination program set forth in MPEP § 708.02(a) are decided in the Technology Centers:

a. petitions filed with payment of fee under 37 CFR 1.17(h);

b. petitions filed with a statement that the invention will materially enhance the quality of the environment (37 CFR 1.102(c)(2)(i) and MPEP § 708.02, subsection III);

c. petitions filed with a statement that the invention will materially contribute to the development or conservation of energy resources (37 CFR 1.102(c)(2)(ii) and MPEP § 708.02, subsection IV);

d. petitions filed with a statement that the invention will materially contribute to countering terrorism (37 CFR 1.102(c)(2)(iii) and MPEP § 708.02, subsection V); or

e. petitions filed for reasons not otherwise provided for.