719 File Wrapper [R-07.2015]

The electronic file record in which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office maintains the application papers is referred to as an image file wrapper. The electronic file record is the official record of the application.

See MPEP § 202 for appropriate notations to be made in the file history with regard to claims for priority to, or the benefit of, earlier filed applications under 35 U.S.C. 119, 120, 121, 365, and 386.