United States Patent and Trademark Office June 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Document Number: E8-13048
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals
Document Number: E8-12451
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office amends the rules governing practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in ex parte patent appeals. Amendments to the rules governing practice before the Board in ex parte appeals are needed to permit the Board to handle an increasing number of ex parte appeals in a timely manner.