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

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Final Rules

  • Changes To Implement the Patent Law Treaty; Correction [TEXT] [PDF] (11Nov2013)
  • Changes To Implement the Patent Law Treaty; Final Rule [TEXT] [PDF] (21Oct 2013)
  • Patent and Trademark Office Acquisition Guidelines, 61185–61188 [2013–24316] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Oct2013)
  • Changes to Representation of Others Before The United States Patent and Trademark Office [TEXT] [PDF] (03Apr2013)
  • Changes To Implement the Technical Corrections to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act as to Inter Partes Review [TEXT] [PDF] (25Mar2013)
  • Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Correction [TEXT] [PDF] (14Mar2013)
  • Changes To Implement and Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (14Feb2013)
  • Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [TEXT] [PDF] (14Feb2013)
  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (18Jan2013)

 

Interim Rules

  • Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment [TEXT] [PDF] (April 1, 2013)
  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees; Correction [TEXT] [PDF] (20Mar2013)

 

Proposed Rule

  • Forum to Discuss Proposed Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs [TEXT] [PDF] (24Dec2013)
  • Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs, 71870–71902 [2013–28262] [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Changes To Implement the Patent Law Treaty; [TEXT] [PDF]

 

General Notices

  • Interim Patent Term Extensions: Term of U.S. Patent No. 5,496,801; Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone, 78838 [2013–31017] [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Requests for Nominations: National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 78838–78839 [2013–31019] [TEXT] [PDF]
  • Green Papers:  Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy [TEXT] [PDF] (26Dec2013)
  • Methods for Studying the Diversity of Patent Applicants, 72064–72065 [2013–28742]  [TEXT] [PDF] (30Nov2013)
  • Notice of Roundtable on the Renewal of a Continuing Information Collection [TEXT] [PDF] (13Nov2013)
  • Request for Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy [TEXT] [PDF] (05Nov2013)
  • Request for Comments on Proposed Elimination of Patents Search Templates [TEXT] [PDF] (30Oct2013)
  • Department of Commerce Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy; Request for Comments, 61337–61341 [2013–24309] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Oct2013)
  • Performance Review Board, 59658 [2013–23606] [TEXT] [PDF] (27Sep2013)
  • Interim Patent Term Extensions: U.S. Patent No. 5,624,923; lixivaptan, 59008 [2013–23325] [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2013)
  • Interim Patent Term Extensions: U.S. Patent No. 5,454,779; ResQPump(Registered)/ResQPOD(Registered) ITD, 59008 [2013–23327] [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2013)
  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals, 59007–59008 [2013–23294] [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2013)
  • Nominations: Trademark Public Advisory Committee, 49260–49262 [2013–19495] [TEXT] [PDF] (13 Aug2013)
  • Voluntary Best Practices Study; Extension of Comment Period, 42758 [2013–17166] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jul2013)
  • Requests for Comments: Joint Strategic Plan for Intellectual Property Enforcement, Voluntary Best Practices Study, 37210 [2013–14702] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Jun2013)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee Meeting, 35604–35605 [2013–14184] [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jun2013)
  • After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0, 29117–29119 [2013–11870] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Mar2013)
  • Extension of the Period for Comments on the Preparation of Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (15Mar2013)
  • Extension of the Period for Comments on the Enhancement of Quality of Software-Related Patents [TEXT] [PDF] (15Mar2013)
  • Extension of Comment Period for Request for Comments on a Patent Small Claims Proceeding in the United States [TEXT] [PDF] (06Feb2013)
  • Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments on Matters Related to the Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law [TEXT] [PDF] (01Feb2013)
  • Request for Comments on Preparation of Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jan2013)
  • Extension of the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jan2013)
  • Roundtable Events for Partnership for Enhancement of Quality of Software-Related Patents [TEXT] [PDF] (03Jan2013)
  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation Call for 2013 Nominations [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jan2013)

 

Paperwork Reduction Act

30 Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB) 

  • [0651-0034] - Secrecy and License to Export [TEXT] [PDF] (25Sep2013)
  • [0651-0022] - Deposit of Biological Materials [TEXT] [PDF] (26Aug2013)
  • [0651-0033] - Post Allowance and Refiling [TEXT] [PDF] (23Aug2013)
  • [0651-0020] - Patent Term Extension [TEXT] [PDF] (22Aug2013)
  • [0651-0046] - Legal Processes [TEXT] [PDF] (03Jul2013)
  • [0651-00XX] - Grace Period Study [TEXT] [PDF] (22May2013)
  • [0651-0021] - Patent Cooperation Treaty [TEXT] [PDF] (24Apr2013)
  • [0651-0024] - Requirements for Patent Applications Containing Nucleotide Sequence and/or Amino Acid Sequence Disclosures [TEXT] [PDF] (25Feb2013)
  • [0651-0031] - Patent Processing (Updating) [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2013)

 
60 Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection) 

  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (14Nov2013)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (14Nov2013)
  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (02Oct2013)
  • [0651-0032] - Initial Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (01Oct2013)
    • [0651-0032] - Notice of Roundtable [TEXT] [PDF] (13Nov2013)
    • [0651-0032] - Extension of Public Comment Period [TEXT] [PDF] (12Nov2013)
    • [0651-0032] - Draft Supporting Statement [TEXT] (08Nov2013)
  • [0651-0033] - Post Allowance and Refiling [TEXT] [PDF] (31May2013)
  • [0651-0020] - Patent Term Extension [TEXT] [PDF] (28May2013)
  • [0651-0034] - Secrecy and License to Export [TEXT] [PDF] (23Apr2013)
  • [0651-00XX] - Customer Account Registration and Maintenance [TEXT] [PDF] (05Apr2013)
  • [0651-0022] - Deposit of Biological Materials [TEXT] [PDF] (15Mar2013)
  • [0651-0046] - Legal Processes [TEXT] [PDF] (04Mar2013)
  • [0651-0021] - Patent Cooperation Treaty [TEXT] [PDF] (04Feb2013)

 

Proposed Rulemaking (Supporting Statements) 

 

 

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