Patent and Trademark Office August 6, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Changes to Practice for Documents Submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: E8-18025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
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 limit the types of correspondence that may be submitted to the Office by facsimile. The Office is also proposing an increased minimum font size for use on papers submitted to the Office for a patent application, patent or reexamination proceeding. The proposed changes will improve the legibility of documents in the Office's files of patent applications and reexamination proceedings.