Patent Related Notices - 2012

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Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Events for Partnership for Enhancement of Quality of Software-Related Patents (27Dec2012) 1386 OG 328 29JAN2013 78 Fed. Reg. 292 [PDF] 03JAN2013
Notice Regarding Full Implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office, acting as the designated representative of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, acting as the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) (20Dec2012) 1386 OG 335 29JAN2013    
Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees (14Dec2012) 1386 OG 203 15JAN2013 77 Fed. Reg. 75019 [PDF] 19DEC2012
Request for Comments on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Practice (30Nov2012) [MORE INFORMATION] 1386 OG 59 01JAN2013 77 Fed. Reg. 72830 [PDF] 06DEC2012
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by Hurricane Sandy (21Nov2012) 1385 OG 162 18DEC2012    
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday, October 29, 2012, and Tuesday, October 30, 2012 (02Nov2012) 1384 OG 203 27NOV2012    
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency under 35 U.S.C. 21(a) (02Nov2012) 1384 OG 204 27NOV2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Norwegian Industrial Property Office (09Oct2012) 1384 OG 49 06NOV2012    
Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (09Oct2012) 1384 OG 47 06NOV2012    
Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (09Oct2012) 1384 OG 45 06NOV2012    
Continuation of Enhanced Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Participating Offices (09Oct2012) 1384 OG 48 06NOV2012    
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 (05Oct2012) 1384 OG 50 06NOV2012 77 Fed. Reg. 61735 [PDF] 05OCT2012
CPI Adjustment of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2013 (31Aug2012) 1383 OG 49 02OCT2012 77 Fed. Reg. 54360 [PDF] 05SEP2012
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees; Proposed Rule (29Aug2012)     77 Fed. Reg. 55027 [PDF] 06SEP2012
September 15, 2012 Deadline to File Requests for Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings and Modification of Notice of Failure to Comply Form (23Aug2012) 1382 OG 378 25SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 52315 [PDF] 29AUG2012
Notice of Roundtable on the Implementation of the First Inventor to File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (13Aug 2012)     77 Fed. Reg. 49427 [PDF] 16AUG2012
Revision Of Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Relating To Appellate Review (13Aug 2012) 1382 OG 264 11SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 49354 [PDF] 16AUG2012
Extension of the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program (13Aug2012) 1382 OG 254 11SEP2012    
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Severe Earthquakes in Northern Italy (30Jul2012) 1381 OG 213 21AUG2012    
Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (26Jul2012) 1381 OG 212 21AUG2012    
Changes To Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (25Jul2012) 1381 OG 272 28AUG2012 77 Fed. Reg. 46615 [PDF] 06AUG2012

United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency under 35 U.S.C. 21(a) (23Jul2012)

1381 OG 216 21AUG2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Nordic Patent Institute based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (23Jul2012) 1381 OG 211 21AUG2012    
Changes to Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and To Revise Reexamination Fees (17Jul2012) [NEW FORMS] 1382 OG 206 11SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 48828 [PDF] 14AUG2012
Changes to Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (17Jul2012) [NEW FORMS] 1382 OG 105 11SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 48776 [PDF] 14AUG2012
Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (17Jul2012) 1382 OG 380 25SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 43759 [PDF] 26JUL2012
Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (17Jul2012) 1382 OG 408 25SEP2012 77 Fed. Reg. 43742 [PDF] 26JUL2012
Notice Regarding Full Implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (16Jul2012) 1382 OG 257 11SEP2012    
Notice Regarding Full Implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Israeli Patent Office (16Jul2012) 1381 OG 148 14AUG2012    
Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Israeli Patent Office based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (16Jul2012) 1381 OG 147 14AUG2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the USPTO and IP Australia based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (16Jul2012) 1381 OG 146 14AUG2012    
Extension of the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program and Request for Comments (29Jun2012) 1380 OG 311 31JUL2012 77 Fed. Reg. 40342 [PDF] 09JUL2012
Notice Regarding Full Implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Korean Intellectual Property Office based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (27Jun2012) 1380 OG 255 24JUL2012    
Changes To Implement the Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; Final Rule (21Jun2012) 1381 OG 49 07AUG2012 77 Fed. Reg. 42150 [PDF] 17JUL2012
Cooperative Patent Classification External User Day (19Jun2012)     77 Fed. Reg. 37879 [PDF] 25JUN2012
Notice Regarding Full Implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (14Jun2012) 1380 OG 149 10JUL2012    
Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees (23May2012) 1379 OG 234 26JUN2012 77 Fed. Reg. 31806 [PDF] 30MAY2012
Request for Comments on the Recommendation for the Disclosure of Sequence Listings Using XML (Proposed ST.26) (15May2012) [MORE INFORMATION] 1379 OG 106 12JUN2012 77 Fed. Reg. 28541 [PDF] 15MAY2012
Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Pilot Program (03May2012) [MORE INFORMATION] 1379 OG 50 05JUN2012 77 Fed. Reg. 27443 [PDF] 10MAY2012
Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property to Act as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for International Applications Received by the USPTO (11Apr2012) 1378 OG 162 08MAY2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the USPTO and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (07Mar2012) 1377 OG 46 03APR2012    
Revised Requirements for the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program to Implement PPH 2.0 with Participating Offices (11Feb2012) 1376 OG 45 06MAR2012    
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Catastrophic Flooding in Thailand (25Jan2012) 1375 OG 188 21FEB2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the USPTO and the European Patent Office based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (24Jan2012) 1375 OG 191 21FEB2012    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the USPTO and the Japan Patent Office based on Patent Cooperation Treaty Work Products (24Jan2012) 1375 OG 192 21FEB2012    
Changes To Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and To Revise Reexamination Fees (19Jan2012) [Cost Calculations for Supplemental Examination and Reexamination] 1375 OG 153 21FEB2012 77 Fed. Reg. 3666 [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 (17Jan2012) 1375 OG 182 21FEB2012 77 Fed. Reg. 3745 [PDF] 25JAN2012