United States Patent and Trademark Office 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Changes To Implement the Patent Search Fee Refund Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
Document Number: 05-12198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Among other changes to patent and trademark fees, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), splits the patent application filing fee into a separate filing fee, search fee and examination fee. The Consolidated Appropriations Act also provides that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) may refund part or all of the excess claim fee and the search fee in certain situations. This notice proposes changes to the rules of practice to implement the provisions for refunding the search fee for applicants who file a written declaration of express abandonment before an examination has been made of the application.
Changes to the Practice for Handling Patent Applications Filed Without the Appropriate Fees
Document Number: 05-10585
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Among other changes to patent and trademark fees, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), splits the former patent application basic filing fee into a separate basic filing (or basic national) fee, search fee and examination fee, and requires an additional fee (application size fee) for applications whose specification and drawings exceed 100 sheets of paper, during fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is changing its practice for handling patent applications filed without the appropriate basic filing (or basic national) fee, search fee and examination fee.
Correspondence With the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Document Number: 05-3744
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is in the process of completing its move to Alexandria, Virginia. The Office is revising the rules of practice to update the locations and telephone numbers specified in the rules in light of the move to Alexandria, Virginia.
Changes to the Practice for Handling Patent Applications Filed Without the Appropriate Fees
Document Number: 05-3743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Among other changes to patent and trademark fees, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), splits the patent application filing fee into a separate filing fee, search fee and examination fee, and requires an additional fee (application size fee) for applications whose specification and drawings exceed 100 sheets of paper, during fiscal years 2005 and 2006. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is in this notice proposing changes in the Office's practice for handling patent applications filed without the appropriate filing, search, and examination fees. The Office has implemented the changes to the patent fees provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act in a separate rulemaking.