Patent and Trademark Office November 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan
Document Number: E9-28373
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a procedure under which an application will be advanced out of turn (accorded special status) for examination if the applicant files a petition to make special with the appropriate showing. The USPTO is providing an additional temporary basis under which a small entity applicant may have an application accorded special status for examination if the applicant expressly abandons another copending unexamined application. This procedure will allow small entity applicants having multiple applications currently pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,407,914; SURFAXIN® (lucinactant)
Document Number: E9-27903
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one- year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 5,407,914.
Electronic Response to Office Action and Preliminary Amendment Forms
Document Number: E9-27331
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-13
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 revision of a 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. 4,971,802; MIFAMURTIDE
Document Number: E9-26998
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 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. 4,971,802.
National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-26814
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) Nomination Evaluation Committee will meet in closed session on Tuesday, November 24, 2009. The primary purpose of the meeting is the discussion of relative merits of persons and companies nominated for the NMTI award.