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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

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Registration Examination Applicants Review Sessions

Beginning on or about June 04, 2014, those applicants who failed their registration examination will be able to schedule a review session through Prometric at a location selected by the applicant for a fee of $195. Reviews must take place within 65 days after the date of the examination. Applicants will review only those scored questions they answered incorrectly (37 CFR 11.7(e)). Complete instructions for scheduling these review sessions will be provided with the result letters.

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Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases will be Updated October 4, 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office will update the content of the registration examination on October 4, 2014. The last date to take the current examination is October 1.  No exams will be scheduled on October 2 and October 3. The updated examination will cover all material referred to in the Source Materials, including the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The updated examination will cover all material in the current examination and additionally will cover: the material in the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) Ninth Edition, March 2014; Consolidated Patent Laws including changes implementing the Patent Law Treaty; Consolidated Patent Rules including changes to implement the Patent Law Treaty; and Patent Prosecution Highway. See Source Materials for the Registration Examination. For further information concerning AIA, please refer to the AIA Implementation web page.

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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

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Register of Active Patent Practitioners

Search the Register of Active Patent Attorneys and Agents

For information about disciplined practitioners, search OED Final Decisions in the FOIA Reading Room

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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

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Contact OED

Phone:     571-272-4097
FAX:         571-273-0074

General Mailing Address:
Mail Stop OED
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450

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Last Modified: 9/29/2014 1:16:09 PM