Federal Register Notices - 2015

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2015 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

For a complete, searchable database of Federal Register Notices in PDF, XML, and accessible HTML formats, please visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Final Rules

  • International Trademark Classification Changes, 80266–80269 [2015–32467] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Dec2015)
  • Changes to Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent Applications by Foreign Intellectual Property Offices, 65649–65655 [2015–27335] [TEXT] [PDF] (21Oct2015)
  • July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, 45429 [2015–18628] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jul2015)
  • Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks, 33170–33190 [2015–14267] [TEXT] [PDF] (11Jun2015)
  • Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 28561–28566 [2015–12117] [TEXT] [PDF] (19May2015)
    • Correction: Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 34318 [C1–2015–12117] [TEXT] [PDF] (19May2015)
  • International Registration of Industrial Designs; Hague Agreement Implementation, 17918–17971 [2015–06397] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Apr2015)
  • Trademark Rules of Practice: Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, 2303–2313 [2015–00267] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Jan2015)
  • Patent Term Adjustments, 1346–1357 [2015–00061] [TEXT] [PDF] (09Jan2015)

Interim Rules

  • None at this time

Proposed Rule

  • Request for Submission of Topics for Quality Case Studies, 79277–79279 [2015–31897] [TEXT] [PDF] (21Dec2015)  
  • Law School Clinic Certification Program, 78155–78159 [2015–31627] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Dec2015)  
  • Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 67680 [2015–28108] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Nov2015)  
  • Rules of Practice for Trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; Amendments, 50720–50747 [2015–20227] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Aug2015)  

General Notices

  • Extension of the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program, 80325–80327 [2015–32469][TEXT] [PDF] (24Dec2015)
  • Patent Term Extensions: U.S. Patent No. 5,808,146; fluciclovine (18F), 73168–73169 [2015–29887] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Nov2015)
  • Proposed Pilot Program Exploring an Alternative Approach to Institution Decisions in Post Grant Administrative Reviews, 67734 [2015–28107] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Nov2015)  
  • Patent Public Advisory Committee, 63543–63544 [2015–26574] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Oct2015)  
  • Trademark Public Advisory Committee, 63542–63543 [2015–26572] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Oct2015)  
  • Change in Practice Regarding Correction of Foreign Priority Claims, 60367–60368 [2015–25407] [TEXT] [PDF] (6Oct2015)  
  • Requests for Nominations: National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, 55607–55608 [2015–23253  [TEXT] [PDF] (16Sep2015)  
  • Streamlined, Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot for Small Entities, 55339–55341 [2015–23090] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Sep2015)
  • Appointments: Performance Review Board, 54555 [2015–22728] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Sep2015)
  • Proposed Pilot Programs: Alternative Approach to Institution Decisions in Post Grant Administrative Reviews, 51540–51542 [2015–21052] [TEXT] [PDF] (25Aug2015)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Japan Patent Office Collaborative Search Pilot Program, 39752–39759 [2015–16846] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jul2015)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office and Korean Intellectual Property Office Collaborative Search Pilot Program 39412-39418 [2015-16850][TEXT](link is external) [PDF](link is external) (9Jul2015)
  • 2015 Application Period for the Patents for Humanity Program, 36976 [2015–15854] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jun2015)
  • Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, 34901–34902 [2015–15071] [TEXT] [PDF] (18Jun2015)
  • Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot, 34145–34147 [2015–14754] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jun2015)
  • Meetings: National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, 26547 [2015–11010] [TEXT] [PDF] (14May2015)
  • Enhancing Patent Quality, 26914–26915 [2015–11318]  [TEXT] [PDF] (11May2015)
  • Change to Internet Usage Policy To Permit Oral Authorization for Video Conferencing Tools by Patent Examiners, 23787–23788 [2015–10051] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Apr2015)
  • Meetings: Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works, 13325–13328 [2015–05765] [TEXT] [PDF] (13Mar2015)
  • Patent Term Extensions: Monovalent Lawsonia Intracellularis Bacterin Vaccine, 12982 [2015–05581] [TEXT] [PDF] (12Mar2015)
  • Patent Quality Enhancements; Meeting, 6475–6481 [2015–02398] [TEXT] [PDF] (05Feb2015)
  • Domestic and International Issues Related to Privileged Communications between Patent Practitioners and their Clients, 3953–3955 [2015–01241] [TEXT] [PDF] (26Jan2015)
  • Requests for Nominations: 2015 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 3566–3567 [2015–01123] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jan2015)
  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 1620–1624 [2015–00321] [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2015)
  • INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma, 491–492 [2014–30945] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jan2015)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0079] - International Work Sharing [TEXT] [PDF] (16Dec2015)
  • [0651-0057] - Patents External Quality Survey [TEXT] [PDF] (16Dec2015)
  • [0651-0017] - Practitioner Conduct and Discipline [TEXT] [PDF] (20Nov2015)
  • [0651-0051] - Madrid Protocol [TEXT] [PDF] (19Nov2015)
  • [0651-0069] - Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (23Sep2015)
  • [0651-0071] - Matters Related to First Inventor to File [TEXT] [PDF] (23Sep2015)
  • [0651-0066] - Patents for Humanity Program [TEXT] [PDF] (17Aug2015)
  • [0651-0070] - Fee Deficiency Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jul2015)
  • [0651-0067] - Post Patent Public Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jul2015)
  • [0651-0064] - Patent Reexaminations and Supplemental Examinations [TEXT] [PDF] (2Jul2015)
  • [0651-0038] - Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery [TEXT] [PDF] (19Jun2015)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (9Jun2015)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (9Jun2015)
  • [0651-0055] - Post Registration (Trademark Processing) [TEXT] [PDF] (9Jun2015)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (12May2015)
  • [0651-0045] - Public Key Infrastructure Certificate Action Form [TEXT] [PDF] (13Mar2015)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (2Mar2015)
  • [0651-0041] - Public User ID Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (23Feb2015)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (23Feb2015)
  • [0651-0068] - Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (2Feb2015)
  • [0651-new] - Ombudsman Survey [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2015)
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (28Jan2015)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway Program [TEXT] [PDF] (27Jan2015)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (2Jan2015)
  • [0651-0077] - Summer Teacher Institute [TEXT] [PDF] (2Jan2015)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

Proposed Rulemaking (Supporting Statements)

    Currently none available.