Patent and Trademark Office June 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Representative and Address Provisions
Document Number: E8-14194
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
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)).
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program (Formerly Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program)
Document Number: E8-14193
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
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 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)).
Fiscal Year 2009 Changes to Patent Cooperation Treaty Transmittal and Search Fees
Document Number: E8-13730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to revise the rules of practice to adjust the transmittal and search fees for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Office is proposing to adjust the PCT transmittal and search fees to recover the estimated average cost to the Office of processing PCT international applications and preparing international search reports and written opinions for PCT international applications.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-13719
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Rules of Practice
Document Number: E8-12909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') proposes to amend the Trademark Rules of Practice to clarify certain requirements for applications, intent to use documents, amendments to classification, requests to divide, and Post Registration practice; to modernize the language of the rules; and to make other miscellaneous changes. For the most part, the proposed rule changes are intended to codify existing practice, as set forth in the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (``TMEP'').
Changes in Requirements for Signature of Documents, Recognition of Representatives, and Establishing and Changing the Correspondence Address in Trademark Cases
Document Number: E8-12896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') proposes to revise the Trademark Rules of Practice to set forth the requirements for signature of documents filed in the Office, recognition of representatives, and establishing and changing the correspondence address in trademark cases.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-13048
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals
Document Number: E8-12451
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office amends the rules governing practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in ex parte patent appeals. Amendments to the rules governing practice before the Board in ex parte appeals are needed to permit the Board to handle an increasing number of ex parte appeals in a timely manner.
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Actions
Document Number: E8-12820
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
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 this new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-12564
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) gives notice of a proposed new system of records entitled ``COMMERCE/ PAT-TM-22 Patent e-Commerce Database.'' We invite the public to comment on the system announced in this publication.
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E8-12364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to adjust certain patent fee amounts for fiscal year 2009 to reflect fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The patent statute provides for the annual CPI adjustment of patent fees set by statute to recover the higher costs associated with doing business.