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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comments Request; Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application
Document Number: 2020-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0054 (Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Patent Examiner Employment Application
Document Number: 2020-23521
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0042 (Patent Examiner Employment Application). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.
Request for Comments on Discretion To Institute Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2020-22946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) seeks public comments on considerations for instituting trials before the Office under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The USPTO is considering the codification of its current policies and practices, or the modification thereof, through rulemaking and wishes to gather public comments on the Office's current approach and on various other approaches suggested to the Office by stakeholders. To assist in gathering public input, the USPTO is publishing questions, and seeks focused public comments, on appropriate considerations for instituting AIA trials.
Proposed Continuing Legal Education Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-22420
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
This request for comments seeks public input on proposed guidelines regarding continuing legal education (CLE). Pursuant to the final rule published on August 3, 2020, registered patent practitioners and individuals granted limited recognition to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) in patent matters will be required to biennially submit a mandatory registration statement beginning on March 1, 2022. On the registration statement, practitioners may state whether they have completed 6 credits of CLE within the previous 24 months. The USPTO has prepared proposed CLE guidelines, attached to this request for comments as Appendix 1, which advise practitioners and providers as to the proposed types of CLE courses and activities that will qualify for USPTO CLE credit. In this request for comments, the Office seeks input on the proposed guidelines.
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 6,406,699; ECI® (ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy)
Document Number: 2020-21969
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 6,406,699 ('699 patent).
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,259,184; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2020-21968
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,259,184 (`184 patent).
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,524,879; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2020-21966
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,524,879 (`879 patent).
Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,057,053; Vernakalant Hydrochloride
Document Number: 2020-21963
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 7,057,053 (`053 patent).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comments Request; Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees
Document Number: 2020-21799
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651-0059 (Patent Petitions Related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB.