508.02 Papers Received After Patenting or Abandonment [R-08.2012]

508.02 Papers Received After Patenting or Abandonment [R-08.2012]

After an application is patented or abandoned, any incoming communication which is not to become part of the record will be returned to the sender. If a paper has been scanned into the IFW, “return” of the paper will be accomplished by the Office closing it in IFW.