Electronic Official Gazette - Patents (eOG:P) - Basics

  • Are published patents the only content in the eOG:P?

    No. The eOG:P contains a section called "Patent and Trademark Office Notices." In that section, each week, the following information is published:

    • Expired Patents: Patents that expire due to failure to pay required maintenance fees. These patent numbers are published approximately 3 months after expiration.
    • Patents Reinstated: Patents reinstated due to the acceptance of a late maintenance fee.
    • Reissue Applications: Patents filed as reissues.
    • Reexams: Patents requested to be reexamined .
    • Certificates of Correction: Patents granted certificates to correct previously published material.
    • Summaries of final decisions issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

      In addition to the information published in the section entitled Patent & Trademark Office Notices, the following is also published in the eOG:P:

      • Errata: Correction of erroneous previously published material.
      • Service by Publication: Notification to cancel a trademark registration within 30 days, pending appearance of a registrant, assignee, or legal representative.
      • Registration to Practice: Names of individuals who have received provisional recognition to prepare and prosecute patent applications.
      • Notices from the Solicitor's Office: Notices to the public regarding changes and updates in Patent rules and regulations and/or other patent-related items.
      • Reclassification Reports: Lists newly established, deleted, or reclassified classes & subclasses, revised every 3 months.
      • Other Miscellaneous information of interest to the public.
  • Can I advertise my patent for license or sale in eOG:P?

    Yes. On the second Tuesday of every month, the eOG publishes patents for license or sale. The current fee for this service is $25 for each published item. Send only a check or money order made payable to the Commissioner for Patents to:

    Commissioner for Patents
    Office of Data Management
    Attn: Patents for License or Sale
    P.O. Box 1450
    Alexandria, VA 22313-1450

    For additional information interested parties may call Lamont Fletcher at 703.756.1558 extension 143.