706.02(c)(2) [Reserved] [R-10.2019]

[Editor Note: Information pertaining to whether to make a rejection under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a) or (b) when the claimed invention was known, in public use, or on sale, has been moved to MPEP § 2139.02. For additional information relating to such rejections see MPEP § 2132 for a discussion of rejections under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(a) and MPEP § 2133.03 et seq. for a discussion of case law treating the “public use” and “on sale” statutory bars of pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b).]