United States Patent and Trademark Office December 2, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments on Methods for Studying the Diversity of Patent Applicants
Document Number: 2013-28742
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'' or ``the Office'') is interested in gathering information on approaches for studying the diversity of patent applicants in accordance with research methodology developed as required by the America Invents Act (AIA or Act). To assist in gathering this information, the USPTO invites the public to provide comments on collecting information on the diversity of patent applicants consistent with the AIA. Written Comments: Written comments should be sent by email to saurabh.vishnubhakat@uspto.gov. Comments may also be submitted by postal mail addressed to Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Expert Advisor, Office of Chief Economist, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mail Stop External Affairs, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. Although comments may be submitted by postal mail, the USPTO prefers to receive comments via email. The deadline for receipt of written comments is January 31, 2014. Written comments should be identified in the subject line of the email or postal mailing as ``Diversity of Patent Applicants.'' Because written comments will be made available for public inspection, information that a respondent does not desire to be made public, such as a telephone number, should not be included in the written comments.
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