United States Patent and Trademark Office April 20, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Comments on the Feasibility of Placing Economically Significant Patents Under a Secrecy Order and the Need To Review Criteria Used in Determining Secrecy Orders Related to National Security
Document Number: 2012-9503
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Pursuant to a request from Congress, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking comments as to whether the United States should identify and bar from publication and issuance certain patent applications as detrimental to the nation's economic security. The USPTO is also seeking comments on the desirability of changes to the existing procedures for reviewing applications that might be detrimental to national security.