United States Patent and Trademark Office July 1, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

July 2009 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures
Document Number: E9-15303
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to conform them to certain amendments made to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that take effect on July 1, 2009. These amendments result in a change to the procedure under the PCT whereby applicants may make amendments to the claims in an international application.