Patent and Trademark Office February 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Law School Clinic Certification Program
Document Number: 2020-04135
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-03068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hereby gives notice it has established a new system of records titled COMMERCE/USPTO-26, Trademark Application and Registration Records. The USPTO proposes to establish this system of records to manage trademark application and registration records.
Small Entity Government Use License Exception
Document Number: 2020-01687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is proposing to amend the rules of practice in patent cases to clarify and expand exceptions to the rule pertaining to government use licenses and their effect on small entity status for purposes of paying reduced patent fees so as to support independent inventors, small business concerns and nonprofit organizations in filing patent applications. The proposed rule change is designed to encourage persons, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate with the Federal Government by providing an opportunity to qualify for the small entity patent fees discount for inventions made during the course of federally-funded or federally-supported research.