Patent and Trademark Office April 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Document Number: E7-7250
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
Revisions and Technical Corrections Affecting Requirements for Ex Parte
Document Number: E7-7202
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is revising the rules of practice relating to ex parte and inter partes reexamination. The Office is designating the correspondence address for the patent as the correct address for all communications for patent owners in an ex parte reexamination or an inter partes reexamination, and simplifying the filing of reexamination papers by providing for the use of a single ``mail stop'' address for the filing of substantially all ex parte reexamination papers (such is already the case for inter partes reexamination papers). The Office is revising the rules to prohibit supplemental patent owner responses to an Office action in an inter partes reexamination proceeding without a showing of sufficient cause. Finally, the Office is making miscellaneous clarifying changes as to terminology and applicability of the reexamination rules. The Office is not implementing its proposal (that was set forth in the proposed rule making) to newly provide for a patent owner reply to a request for reexamination, prior to the Office's decision on the request.
Correspondence With the Madrid Processing Unit of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: E7-7116
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) revises the rules of practice to change the address for correspondence with the Madrid Processing Unit of the Office. The Office relocated to Alexandria, Virginia, in 2004, and hereby changes the address for correspondence with the Office relating to filings pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks to an Alexandria, Virginia address.
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Document Number: E7-6735
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions
Document Number: E7-6731
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787; Sanvar®
Document Number: E7-6698
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a certificate under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a third one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 4,650,787.