Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED)
- What’s New
- Survey of Registered Practitioners in Patent Cases
- Updates to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases
- USPTO 2014 Administered Exam (only at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia)
- USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct
- 2014 Expansion of the Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program
- Persons Seeking Registration to Practice Before the USPTO
- Register of Active Patent Practitioners
- Change of Address
- Contact OED
Survey of Registered Practitioners in Patent Cases
OED will be conducting a survey of active registered practitioners pursuant to 37 CFR § 11.11. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain whether the practitioners desire to remain on the register and/or whether they need to update their contact information with OED. A survey letter will be mailed on or about June 30, 2014, to active registered practitioners whose registration numbers are between 35,000 and 39,999. Enclosed with the survey letter will be a blue Data Sheet, which practitioners must complete and return to OED within forty-five (45) days of the date the survey is mailed. The survey will be mailed to the official address on file with OED. Practitioners must reply to the survey letter even if the current contact information is correct. Click here for more information
Updates to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases
The United States Patent and Trademark Office updated the content of the registration examination on January 24, 2014. The updated examination covers all material referred to in the Source Materials, including the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).
For more information about the Registration Exam, including source materials, updates, and fees, click here.
USPTO 2014 Administered Exam (only at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia)
An examination for individuals seeking registration before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) as patent attorneys and agents will be held July 16, 2014 pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 2(b)(2)(D) and 37 CFR § 11.7. Friday, May 16, 2014 is the deadline for filing applications along with the appropriate application fee and the $450.00 examination fee and all necessary showings required by 37 CFR § 11.7(a) and § 11.7(b). For more information, click here.
USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct
The USPTO has published a final rule implementing the USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct (USPTO Rules). This rule replaces the USPTO Code of Professional Responsibility and conforms to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct of the American Bar Association, versions of which have been adopted by 49 states and the District of Columbia. The new USPTO Rules streamline practitioners’ professional responsibility obligations, making the USPTO obligations align with most practitioners’ state bar requirements. Click here for more information
2014 Expansion of the Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is opening the Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program to admit a limited number of additional law schools to commence participation in the upcoming fall 2014 academic semester.
Persons Seeking Registration to Practice Before the USPTO
The following list contains the names of persons seeking registration to practice before the USPTO. Final approval for registration is subject to establishing to the satisfaction of the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline that the person seeking registration is of good moral character and repute. 37 CFR § 11.7. Accordingly, any information tending to affect the eligibility of any of the following persons on moral, ethical or other grounds should be furnished to the Director of Enrollment and Discipline. Click here for more information
Register of Active Patent Practitioners
For information about disciplined practitioners, search OED Final Decisions in the FOIA Reading Room
Change of Address
As a registered Attorney and Agent, you are required to notify the Director of any changes of address separately from any notice of address change filed in individual patent applications. 37 CFR §11.11(a).
To change your home or business address you must notify OED in writing. You may do this instantly on-line at https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/SignIn.jsp
General Mailing Address:
Mail Stop OED
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450