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Thank you for visiting the Comments area for AIA implementation.  The agency welcomes, encourages, and will consider all comments received about AIA implementation.  We also will post all comments received to foster a dialogue among stakeholders about AIA implementation.

To Submit Comments

Comments may be submitted to the USPTO via e-mail (preferred) or postal mail to the following addresses:

 

Please click on the respective Rulemaking to provide comments:

Provision Before
Proposed Rules
Response to
Proposed Rules
 Group 1 Rulemakings

Inter Partes Reexamination Threshold

N/A N/A

Tax Strategies deemed within Prior Art

N/A N/A

Best Mode

N/A N/A

Human Organism Prohibition

N/A N/A

Prioritized Examination

N/A N/A

15% Surcharge

N/A N/A

Electronic Filing Incentive

N/A N/A

Fee Setting

Closed Closed

Micro-entity

Closed Closed

OED Statute of Limitations

Closed Closed
 Group 2 Rulemakings

Inventor's Oath/Declaration

Closed Closed

Third Party Submission of Prior Art in a Patent Application

Closed Closed

Supplemental Examination

Closed Closed

Citation of Prior Art in a Patent File

Closed Closed

Inter Partes Review

Closed Closed

Post Grant Review

Closed Closed

Transitional Program for covered Business Method Patents

Closed Closed

Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents-Definition of Technological Invention

Closed Closed

Umbrella rules and trial practice guide

Closed Closed

Derivation Proceedings

Closed Closed
 Group 3 Rulemakings

First-Inventor-to-File

Closed Closed

Repeal of Statutory Invention Registration

Closed Closed

 

Programs Comment Window

Pro Bono

Closed

Diversity of Applicants

Closed

Patent Ombudsman for Small Business

Closed

Satellite Offices

Closed

 

Studies Comment Window

International Patent Protection for Small Businesses

Closed

Prior User Rights

Closed

Genetic Diagnostic Testing

Closed

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                             Mail Stop Comments—Patents
                             Commissioner of Patents
                             P.O. Box 1450
                             Alexandria, VA  22313-1450

 

If you wish to submit comments, please reference the topic or AIA provision(s) that the comments concern in the subject line for ease of routing.  We recommend that you not include information that you do not wish to be made public, for example, an address or telephone number.  All comments will be posted on the USPTO website.

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PTAB AIA Trial Roundtables

Alexandria, VA* April 15
New York City, NY April 17
Chicago, IL  April 22
Detroit, MI April 24
Silicon Valley, CA April 29
Seattle, WA May 1
Dallas, TX May 6
Denver, CO* May 8

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