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Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2012 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 Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (19Dec2012)
  • Changes to Implement Derivation Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (11Sep2012)
  • CPI Adjustment of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2013 [TEXT] [PDF] (05Sep2012)
  • Revision of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating to Appellate Review [TEXT] [PDF] (16Aug2012)
  • Changes to Implement Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Post-Grant Review Proceedings, and Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • Changes To Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • Changes To Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and To Revise Reexamination Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • Office Patent Trial Practice Guide [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • Rules of Practice for Trials before Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Decisions [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents--Definitions of Covered Business Method Patent and Technological Invention [TEXT] [PDF] (14Aug2012)
  • International Trademark Classification Changes [TEXT] [PDF] (09Aug2012)
  • Changes To Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (06Aug2012)
  • Implementation of Statute of Limitations Provisions for Office Disciplinary Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (31July2012)
  • Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases [TEXT] [PDF] (22May2012)
  • Changes to Implement the Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Provision of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jul2012)

 

Proposed Rulemaking

  • Requirements for Recordation of Real-Party-in-Interest Information Throughout Application Pendency and Patent Term: Meetings; Request for Comments [TEXT] [PDF] (26Nov2012)
  • Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; [TEXT] [PDF] (18Oct2012)
  • Changes and Examination Guidelines To Implement the First- Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Reopening of the Period for Comments [TEXT] [PDF] (11Sep2012)
  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (06Sep2012)
  • Changes to Implement First Inventor to File Provisions of Leahy–Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (26Jul2012)
  • Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (30May2012)
  • Request for Comments on the Recommendation for the Disclosure of Sequence Listings Using XML (Proposed ST.26)  [TEXT] [PDF] (15May2012)
  • CPI Adjustment of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2013 [TEXT] [PDF] (14May2012)
  • Changes To Implement Derivation Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2012)
  • Changes to Implement Inter Partes Review Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2012)
  • Changes to Implement Post-Grant Review Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2012)
  • Changes to Implement Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2012)
  • Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents: Definition of Technological Invention [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2012)
  • Practice Guide for Proposed Trial Rules: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (09Feb2012)
  • Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions [TEXT] [PDF] (09Feb2012)
  • Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Hearings on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jan2012)
  • Changes To Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and To Revise Reexamination Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jan2012)
  • Changes To Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jan2012)
  • Changes To Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (05Jan2012)
  • Changes To Implement the Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (05Jan2012)
  • Implementation of Statute of Limitations Provisions for Office Disciplinary Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (05Jan2012)

 

General Notices

  • Request for Comments on a Patent Small Claims Proceeding in the United States (18Dec2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Request for Continued Examination Practice: Request for Comments (06Dec2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Notice of Public Roundtable on Genetic Diagnostic Testing (29Nov2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,454,779; ResQPump[supreg]/ResQPOD[supreg] ITD (10Sep2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Performance Review Board (21Sep2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Inquiry Regarding Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications (19Sep2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Extension of Comment Period for Request for Comments Regarding Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse (19Sep2012) [TEXT] [PDF]
  • September 15, 2012 Deadline to File Requests for Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings and Modification of Notice of Failure to Comply Form [TEXT] [PDF] (29Aug2012)
  • Extension of the Application Deadline for Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (17Aug2012)
  • Notice of Roundtable on the Implementation of the First Inventor to File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (16Aug2012)
  • Notice of Inquiry Regarding Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (16Aug2012)
  • Request for Comments Regarding Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse [TEXT] [PDF] (16Aug2012)
  • Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to- File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (26Jul2012)
  • Trademark Board Manual of Procedure, Third Edition, Revision 1 [TEXT] [PDF] (12July2012)
  • Extension of the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program and Request for Comments [TEXT] [PDF] (09July2012)
  • Cooperative Patent Classification External User Day [TEXT] [PDF] (25JUNE2012)
  • Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (10MAY2012)
  • Public Advisory Committees: Notice and request for nominations [TEXT] [PDF] (04MAY2012)
  • Request for Comments: Feasibility of Placing Economically Significant Patents Under a Secrecy Order, etc.  [TEXT] [PDF] (20APR2012)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Charter Renewal  [TEXT] [PDF] (19MAR2012)
  • Humanitarian Awards Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (08FEB2012)
  • Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearings on Genetic Diagnostic Testing [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jan2012)
  • Establishment of a One-Year Retention Period for Trademark- Related Papers That Have Been Scanned Into the Trademark Initial Capture Registration System [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jan2012)
  • Establishment of 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] (25Jan2012)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2012 Nominations [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2012)

 

Paperwork Reduction Act

30 Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB) 

  • [0651-0044] - Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints [TEXT] [PDF] (07Nov2012)
  • [0651-0057] - Patents External Quality Survey (formerly Customer Panel Quality Survey) [TEXT] [PDF] (11Oct2012)
    • USPTO Quality Survey [PDF]
  • [0651-0051] - Madrid Protocol [TEXT] [PDF] (18Sep2012)
  • [0651-0066] - Patents for Humanity Program (formerly Humanitarian Program) [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jul2012)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jul2012)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (27Mar2012)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (13Mar2012)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (23Feb2012)
  • [0651-0041] - Public User ID Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (16Feb2012)
  • [0651-0045] - Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form [TEXT] [PDF] (14Feb2012)
  • [0651-00XX] - Patent and Trademark Resource Centers Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jan2012)

 
60 Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection) 

  • [0651-00XX] - Grace Period Study [TEXT] [PDF] (10Dec2012)
  • [0651-0024] - Requirements for Patent Applications Containing Nucleotide Sequence and/or Amino Acid Sequence Disclosures [TEXT] [PDF] (29Oct2012)
  • [0651-0044] - Invention Promoters/Promotion Firms Complaints [TEXT] [PDF] (10Aug2012)
  • [0651-0057] - Patents External Quality Survey (formerly Customer Panel Quality Survey) [TEXT] [PDF] (09Apr2012)
  • [0651-0031] - Patent Processing (Updating) [TEXT] [PDF] (22Mar2012)
  • [0651-0066] - Patents for Humanity Program (Formerly Humanitarian Program) [TEXT] [PDF] (13Mar2012)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (22Feb2012)
  • [0651-0051] - Madrid Protocol [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jan2012)
  • [0651-00XX] - Matters Related to Patent Appeals [TEXT] [PDF] (04Jan2012)

 

Proposed Rulemaking (Supporting Statements)

 

 

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