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Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2011 for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO Web site.

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Final Rules

  • Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination for Requests for Continued Examination [TEXT] [PDF] (19Dec2011)
  • Revision of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating to Information Disclosure Statements [TEXT] [PDF] (01Dec2011)
  • Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals; Final Rule [TEXT] [PDF] (22Nov2011)
  • Fee for Filing a Patent Application Other Than by the Electronic Filing System [TEXT] [PDF] (15Nov2011)
  • Trademark Technical and Conforming Amendments [TEXT] [PDF] (08Nov2011)
  • Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track One) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (23Sep2011)
  • Revision of Standard for Granting an Inter Partes Reexamination Request [TEXT] [PDF] (23Sep2011)
  • Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track One) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures [TEXT] [PDF] (29Apr2011)
  • Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track One) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures [TEXT] [PDF] (04Apr2011)

 

Proposed Rulemaking

  • Revision of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating to Appellate Review [TEXT] [PDF] (28Dec2011)
  • Request for Comments on Eliciting More Complete Patent Assignment Information [TEXT] [PDF] (23Nov2011)
  • Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases [TEXT] [PDF] (09Sep2011)
  • Revision of the Materiality to Patentability Standard for the Duty to Disclose Information in Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (21Jul2011)
  • Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jul2011)
  • Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules [TEXT] [PDF] (07Jul2011)
  • Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2012 [TEXT] [PDF] (27Jun2011)
  • Streamlined Patent Reexamination Proceedings; Notice of Public Meeting [TEXT] [PDF] (25Apr2011)
  • Revisions of Patent Term Extensions and Adjustment Provisions Relating to Appellate Review and Information Disclosure Statements [TEXT] [PDF] (06Apr2011)
  • Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review [TEXT] [PDF] (22Mar2011) [Public Comments]
  • Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track One) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures [TEXT] [PDF] (04Feb2011)

 

General Notices

  • Electronic Delivery of Search Results to the European Patent Office, 82279 [2011–33539]  [TEXT] [PDF] (30 Dec2011)
  • Extension of the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (16Dec2011)
  • Sunset of Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan and Limited Extension of Green Technology Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (15Dec2011)
  • Extension of Comment Period Regarding Comments on Intellectual Property Enforcement in China [TEXT] [PDF] (07Dec2011)
  • Request for Comments on Additional USPTO Satellite Offices for the Nationwide Workforce Program [TEXT] [PDF] (29Nov2011)
  • Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Eighth Edition, 68740 [2011–28775] [TEXT] [PDF] (07Nov2011)
  • Discontinuing the Mass Mailing of Paper Fee Schedules to Registered Attorneys, Agents, and Deposit Account Holders [TEXT] [PDF] (03Nov2011)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,407,914; SURFAXIN[supreg] (Lucinactant) [TEXT] [PDF] (03Nov2011)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting [TEXT] [PDF] (03Nov2011)
  • Performance Review Board (PRB) [TEXT] [PDF] (17Oct2011)
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement in China [TEXT] [PDF] (17Oct2011) [Public Comments]
  • Public Hearings on Study of International Patent Protection for Small Businesses [TEXT] [PDF] (07Oct2011)
  • Public Hearing and Request for Comments on the Study of Prior User Rights [TEXT] [PDF] (07Oct2011)
  • Establishing a One-Year Retention Period for Patent-Related Papers That Have Been Scanned Into the Image File Wrapper System or the Supplemental Complex Repository for Examiners [TEXT] [PDF] (29Aug2011)
  • Trademark Board Manual of Procedure, Third Edition [TEXT] [PDF] (01Jul2011)
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Participation in Settlement Discussions [TEXT] [PDF] (21Apr2011)
  • Notice and request for nominations [TEXT] [PDF] (04Apr2011)
  • Coding of Design Marks in Registrations [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2011)
  • Supplementary Examination Guidelines for Determining Compliance With 35 U.S.C. 112 and for Treatment of Related Issues in Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (09Feb2011)
  • Notice of Roundtable and Request for Comments on How To More Effectively Use the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program [TEXT] [PDF] (08Feb2011)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 4,971,802; MIFAMURTIDE [TEXT] [PDF] (01Feb2011)

 

Paperwork Reduction Act

30 Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB) 

  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program [TEXT] [PDF] (09Dec2011)
  • [0651-0036] - Statutory Invention Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (07Dec2011)
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (22Nov2011)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (12Oct2011)
  • [0651-0043] - Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions [TEXT] [PDF] (29Sep2011)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (23Sep2011)
  • [0651-0012] - Admittance to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (Proposed Addition) [TEXT] [PDF] (08Aug2011)
  • [0651-0056] - Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks) [TEXT] [PDF] (02Aug2011)
  • [0651-0042] - Patent Examiner Employment Application [TEXT] [PDF] (28Jul2011)
  • [0651-0054] - Substantive Submissions Made During the Prosecution of the Trademark Application [TEXT] [PDF] (26Jul2011)
  • [0651-0059] - Certain Patent Petitions Requiring a Fee (formerly Patent Petitions Corresponding to the Fee under 37 CFR 1.17(f)) [TEXT] [PDF] (31May2011)
  • [0651-0050] - Response to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms (formerly Electronic Response to Office Action and Preliminary Amendment Forms) [TEXT] [PDF] (11Apr2011)
  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2011)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests (formerly Green Technology Pilot Program) [TEXT] [PDF] (27Jan2011)
  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (24Jan2011)

60 Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection) 

  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (07Dec2011)
  • [0651-0041] - Public User ID Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (07Oct2011)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (09Sep2011)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (07Sep2011)
  • [0651-00XX] - Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (30Aug2011)
  • [0651-0045] - Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form [TEXT] [PDF] (09Aug2011)
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jul2011)
  • [0651-0036] - Statutory Invention Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (19Jul2011)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program [TEXT] [PDF] (08Jul2011)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jun2011)
  • [0651-0043] - Patent and Trademark Financial Transactions [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jun2011)
  • [0651-0012] - Admittance to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (Proposed Addition) [TEXT] [PDF] (31May2011)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (10May2011)
  • [0651-0056] - Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation (Trademarks) [TEXT] [PDF] (15Mar2011)
  • [0651-0059] - Proposed Information Collection Requirements Under OMB Review; Certain Patent Petitions Requiring a Fee [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2011)
  • [0651-0054] - Proposed Collection; Substantive Submissions Made During Prosecution of the Trademark Application [TEXT] [PDF] (01Mar2011)
  • [0651-0042] - Proposed Collection; Patent Examiner Employment Application [TEXT] [PDF] (01Mar2011)

 

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