Patent and Trademark Office June 10, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New Implementation Date for Patent Practitioner Registration Statement and Continuing Legal Education Certification
Document Number: 2021-12149
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is delaying the implementation of the biennial mandatory registration statement required from registered patent practitioners and individuals granted limited recognition to practice before the USPTO in patent matters until November 1, 2024. However, beginning in the spring of 2022, registered patent practitioners and individuals granted recognition to practice before the USPTO in patent matters may voluntarily certify that they have completed six credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) in the preceding 24 months.