Who is administering this certification requirement?

The certification is administered by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). The BIS administrates technology and software included in or intended for filing in patent applications that may be subject to U.S. dual-use export controls as set forth in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Access to this technology may require a license from the BIS. Further information may be obtained from the U.S. Commerce Departmentís Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) website www.bis.doc.gov or by contacting the BIS Office of Exporter Services at 1-202-482-4811.

USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (30JAN2008)