Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, November 2019 Edition, 64280 [2019-25281]

Download as PDF 64280 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 225 / Thursday, November 21, 2019 / Notices Dated: November 18, 2019. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25276 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2019–0039] 2019 is available at https:// www.uspto.gov/TrialPracticeGuide3 and the Practice Guide update from August 2018 is available at https://go.usa.gov/ xU7GP. The full version of the original August 2012 Practice Guide continues to be available for reference on the USPTO website at https://go.usa.gov/ xU7GK. Comments regarding the Practice Guide can be sent to PTABAIATrialSuggestions@uspto.gov. Dated: November 14, 2019. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, November 2019 Edition United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–25281 Filed 11–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘Office’’) is issuing a consolidated Office Patent Trial Practice Guide (‘‘Practice Guide’’) to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 Practice Guide. The Office publishes the Practice Guide to provide practitioners with guidance on typical procedures and timeframes for taking action in post-grant trials implemented following the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (‘‘AIA’’), as well as to bring greater procedural consistency among panels of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (‘‘Board’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Tierney and William Fink, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judges, by telephone at (571) 272–9797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office is issuing a consolidated Practice Guide to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 Practice Guide. The Office previously issued updates to the original 2012 Practice Guide in August 2018 and July 2019. The consolidated Practice Guide includes no substantive changes from the prior updates or current Board practices. The topic of such revisions and updates include: • Institution of trial after SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018); • use of sur-replies in lieu of observations; • how parties may contact the Board to request an initial conference call; • use of word counts; • updates to the sample scheduling order for derivation proceedings; and • updates to the default protective order. The November 2019 edition of the Practice Guide may be viewed or downloaded from the USPTO website at https://www.uspto.gov/ TrialPracticeGuideConsolidated. The earlier Practice Guide update from July SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:41 Nov 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open committee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC), the Remember and Explore Subcommittee, and the Honor Subcommittee. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit: http:// www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/About/ Advisory-Committee-on-ArlingtonNational-Cemetery/ACANC-Meetings. DATES: The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Honor Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The full Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery (ACANC) will meet on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Arlington National Cemetery Welcome Center, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew Davis; Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the Committee, in writing at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211, or by email at matthew.r.davis.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 1–877–907–8585. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Sunshine in the Government Act of 1976 (U.S.C. 552b, as amended) and 41 Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR 102–3.150). Purpose of the Meeting: The primary purpose of the Remember & Explore Subcommittee is to recommend methods to maintain the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monument, including the cracks in the large marble sarcophagus, the adjacent marble slabs, and the potential replacement marble stone for the sarcophagus already gifted to the Army; accomplish an independent assessment of requests to place commemorative monuments within ANC; and identify means to capture and convey ANC’s history, including Section 60 gravesite mementos, and improve the quality of visitors’ experiences now and for generations to come. The primary purpose of the Honor Subcommittee is to accomplish an independent assessment of methods to address the long-term future of the Army national cemeteries, including how best to extend the active burials and what ANC should focus on once all available space is used. The Advisory Committee on Arlington National Cemetery is an independent Federal advisory committee chartered to provide the Secretary of the Army independent advice and recommendations on Arlington National Cemetery, including, but not limited to, cemetery administration, the erection of memorials at the cemetery, and master planning for the cemetery. The Secretary of the Army may act on the Committee’s advice and recommendations. Agenda: The Remember and Explore Subcommittee will receive briefings on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial plan; review the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Commemorative works proposal; and review the status of the educational outreach program efforts by ANC. The Honor Subcommittee will receive an update on the design and progress of the security fence project at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall; a status report on the Southern Expansion project design and funding; an update on the Pentagon Memorial Fund Visitor Center and a briefing on the potential for further expansion into federal areas surrounding ANC. The Committee will receive an update briefing on the Southern expansion project; receive a state of the cemetery briefing; vote on a recommendation for placement of an OSS commemorative E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Patent and Trademark Office

[Docket No. PTO-P-2019-0039]


Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, November 2019 Edition

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') is 
issuing a consolidated Office Patent Trial Practice Guide (``Practice 
Guide'') to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 
Practice Guide. The Office publishes the Practice Guide to provide 
practitioners with guidance on typical procedures and timeframes for 
taking action in post-grant trials implemented following the Leahy-
Smith America Invents Act (``AIA''), as well as to bring greater 
procedural consistency among panels of the Patent Trial and Appeal 
Board (``Board'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Tierney and William Fink, Vice 
Chief Administrative Patent Judges, by telephone at (571) 272-9797.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office is issuing a consolidated 
Practice Guide to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 
Practice Guide. The Office previously issued updates to the original 
2012 Practice Guide in August 2018 and July 2019. The consolidated 
Practice Guide includes no substantive changes from the prior updates 
or current Board practices. The topic of such revisions and updates 
include:
     Institution of trial after SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 
138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018);
     use of sur-replies in lieu of observations;
     how parties may contact the Board to request an initial 
conference call;
     use of word counts;
     updates to the sample scheduling order for derivation 
proceedings; and
     updates to the default protective order.
    The November 2019 edition of the Practice Guide may be viewed or 
downloaded from the USPTO website at https://www.uspto.gov/TrialPracticeGuideConsolidated. The earlier Practice Guide update from 
July 2019 is available at https://www.uspto.gov/TrialPracticeGuide3 and 
the Practice Guide update from August 2018 is available at https://go.usa.gov/xU7GP. The full version of the original August 2012 Practice 
Guide continues to be available for reference on the USPTO website at 
https://go.usa.gov/xU7GK.
    Comments regarding the Practice Guide can be sent to 
[email protected].

    Dated: November 14, 2019.
Andrei Iancu,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of 
the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 2019-25281 Filed 11-20-19; 8:45 am]
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