United States Patent and Trademark Office October 1, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request To Make Special Program for the Law School Clinic Certification Patent Pilot Program
Document Number: 2012-24113
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is implementing a pilot program in which a law school clinic participating in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program may file an application for a pro bono client of the law school clinic and that applicant's application may be advanced out of turn (accorded special status) for examination. Each school participating in the patent pilot program would be allotted up to two applications to be examined out of turn per semester. The total number of applications to be examined out of turn by law school clinics participating in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program is limited to sixty-four per year.