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

Scope of Foreign Filing Licenses
Document Number: E8-16830
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
Applicants and registered patent practitioners are reminded that the export of subject matter abroad pursuant to a license from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), such as a foreign filing license, is limited to purposes related to the filing of foreign patent applications. Applicants who are considering exporting subject matter abroad for the preparation of patent applications to be filed in the United States should contact the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce for the appropriate clearances.