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COMPLETED Patent Rules (Beginning Date 9/16/2011 - 9/16/2012)  (Chevron 1 ) Prepare G2 NPRMs sub: Inventor's Oath/Declaration, Pre issuance Submission for Patent Application, Supplemental Examination, Citation in Patent File (Chevron 2 ) DOC/OMB Review of G2 NPRMs (Milestone) NPRMs Publish in Fed. Reg. Dec-Jan (Chevron 3 ) Public Comment on G2 NPRMs and USPTO Public Roundtables on NPRMs (Chevron 4 ) Prepare G2 FRs (Chevron 5 ) DOC/OMB Review of G2 FRs (Milestone) FRs Publish in Fed. Reg. Jul-Aug (Chevron 6 ) Delayed Effective Date of G2 FRs and USPTO Public Roundtables on FRs
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COMPLETED Board Rules (Beginning Date 9/16/2011 - 9/16/2012)  (Chevron 1 ) Prepare G2 NPRMs sub: Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, Covered Business Methods Program, Technological Invention Definition, Derivation Proceedings (Chevron 2 ) DOC/OMB Review of G2 NPRMs (Milestone) NPRMs Publish in Fed. Reg. Feb (Chevron 3 ) Public Comment on G2 NPRMs and USPTO Public Roundtables on NPRMs (Chevron 4 ) Prepare G2 FRs (Chevron 5 ) DOC/OMB Review of G2 FRs (Milestone) FRs Publish in Fed. Reg. Jul-Aug (Chevron 6 ) Delayed Effective Date of G2 FRs and USPTO Public Roundtables on FRs and USPTO Public Roundtables on FRs
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First-Inventor-to-File (Beginning Date 9/16/2011 - 3/16/2013) Legend (Gray - Completed, Green - In Progress, Blue - Not Started) (Chevron 1 - gray) Prepare First-Inventor-to-File NPRM and Draft Guidance (Chevron 2 - gray) DOC/OMB Review of First-Inventor-to-File NPRM and Draft Guidance (Milestone) NPRM and Draft Guidance Publish in Fed. Reg. Jun-Jul 2012 (Chevron 3 - green) Public Comment on First-Inventor-to-File NPRM and Draft Guidance and USPTO Public Roundtable on First-Inventor-to-File NPRM and Draft Guidance (Chevron 4 - blue) Prepare First-Inventor-to-File FR and Final Guidance (Chevron 5 - blue) DOC/OMB review of First-Inventor-to-File FR and Final Guidance (Milestone) FRs and Final Guidance Publish in Fed. Reg. by Feb 16, 2013 (Chevron 6 - blue) Delayed Effective Date of First-inventor-to-file FR and USPTO Public Roundtable on FR and Final Guidance
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 COMPLETED Fee Setting (Beginning Date 9/16/2011 - 4/16/2013) (Chevron 1 ) Calculate Aggregate Cost and Revenue (Milestone) PPAC Fee Setting Hearing – Feb 2012 (Chevron 2 ) Prepare Fee Setting MPRM (Chevron 3 ) OMB/DOC Review of Fee Setting NPRM (Milestones) PPAC Report – Summer 2012; NPRM Publish in Fed. Reg. – Jul – Aug 2012 (Chevron 4 ) Public Comment on Fee Setting NPRM (Chevron 5 ) Prepare Fee Setting FR (Chevron 6 ) OMB/DOC Review of Fee Setting FR (Milestone) FR Publish in Fed. Reg. – Feb 2013 (Chevron 7) Delayed Effective Date of Fee Setting FR
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COMPLETED  Micro Entity (Beginning Date 9/16/2011 - 3/16/2013) (Chevron 1 ) Prepare NPRM (Chevron 2 ) DOC/OMB Review of NPRM (Milestone) NPRM Publish in Fed. Reg. Jun – Jul 2012 (Chevron 3 - gra) Public Comment on NPRM (Chevron 4 ) Prepare FR (Chevron 5 ) DOC/OMB Review of FR (Milestone) FR Publish in Fed. Reg. – Feb 2013 (Chevron 6) Delayed Effective Date of FR

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