Patent Related Notices - 2014

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Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland (22Dec2014) 1410 OG 181 20JAN2015    
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Friday, December 26, 2014 (22Dec2014) 1410 OG 124 13JAN2015    
Changes to Patent Term Adjustment in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Novartis v. Lee (17Dec2014) 1414 OG 57 05MAY2015 80 Fed. Reg. 1346 [PDF] 09JAN2015
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency Under 35 U.S.C. 21(a) [winter storm in New York] (12Dec2014) 1410 OG 51 06JAN2015    
2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility [MORE INFORMATION] (10Dec2014) 1410 OG 50 06JAN2015 79 Fed. Reg. 74618 [PDF] 16DEC2014
Continuation of the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with Participating Offices (05Dec2014) 1409 OG 298 30DEC2014    
Notice Concerning the Australian Patent Office's Action as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for International Applications Received by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (05Dec2014) 1409 OG 302 30DEC2014    
Extension of the Glossary Pilot Program (01Dec2014) 1409 OG 299 30DEC2014    
Changes To Permit Delayed Submission of Certain Requirements for Prioritized Examination (06Nov2014) 1409 OG 291 30DEC2014 79 Fed. Reg. 68124 [PDF] 14NOV2014
Changes to Continued Prosecution Application Practice (06Nov2014) 1409 OG 286 30DCE2014 79 Fed. Reg. 68121 [PDF] 14NOV2014
Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable on USPTO Use of Crowdsourcing to Identify Relevant Prior Art (06Nov2014)     79 Fed. Reg. 67159 [PDF] 12NOV2014
Renaming of Express Mail® to Priority Mail Express® (15Oct2014) 1408 OG 193 18NOV2014 79 Fed. Reg. 63036 [PDF] 22OCT2014
Israel Patent Office to Act as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for International Applications Received by the USPTO (08Oct2014) 1408 OG 52 04NOV2014    
Change in the Electronic Retrieval Method for Priority Documents between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China 1408 OG 51 04NOV2014    
Changes To Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent Applications by Foreign Intellectual Property Offices (02Jul2014) 1405 OG 56 05AUG2014 79 Fed. Reg. 40035 [PDF] 11JUL2014
Request for Comments on Optimum First Action and Total Patent Pendency (02Jul2014) 1405 OG 52 05AUG2014 79 Fed. Reg. 38854 [PDF] 09JUL2014
Request for Comments and Extension of Comment Period on Examination Instruction and Guidance Pertaining to Patent-Eligible Subject Matter (25Jun2014)     79 Fed. Reg. 36786 [PDF] 30JUN2014
Changes to Patent Term Adjustment in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Novartis v. Lee (11Jun2014) 1404 OG 181 15JUL2014 79 Fed. Reg. 34681 [PDF] 18JUN2014
Elimination of Patents Search Templates (15May2014) 1403 OG 206 17JUN2014 79 Fed. Reg. 29172 [PDF] 21MAY2014
Revisions To Implement the Patent Term Adjustment Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Technical Corrections Act (09May2014) [FORM] 1403 OG 124 11JUN2014 79 Fed. Reg. 27755 [PDF] 15MAY2014
Notice of Forum on the Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, and Natural Products (11Apr2014) 1402 OG 102 13MAY2014 79 Fed. Reg. 21736 [PDF] 17APR2014
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday, March 17, 2014 (08Apr2014) 1402 OG 107 13MAY2014    
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday, March 3, 2014 (08Apr2014) 1402 OG 106 13MAY2014    
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, February 13, 2014 (08Apr2014) 1402 OG 105 13MAY2014    
Glossary Pilot Program (24Mar2014) 1401 OG 304 22APR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 17137 [PDF] 27MAR2014
Notice Concerning Payment of Appeal Forwarding Fee under 37 CFR 41.45 and Improper Use of Deposit Account General Authorization under 37 CFR 1.25(b) (13Mar2014) [MORE INFORMATION] 1401 OG 184 08APR2014    
Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on the Use of Crowdsourcing and Third-Party Preissuance Submissions To Identify Relevant Prior Art (12Mar2014) [MORE INFORMATION] 1401 OG 248 15APR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 15319 [PDF] 19MAR2014
Changes to Permit Delayed Submission of Certain Requirements for Prioritized Examination (27Feb2014) 1401 OG 65 01APR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 12386 [PDF] 05MAR2014
Changes to Continued Prosecution Application Practice (27Feb2014) 1401 OG 60 01APR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 12384 [PDF] 05MAR2014
Continuation of Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (18Feb2014)        
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (18Feb2014) 1400 OG 171 18MAR2014    
Notice of Public Hearings and Extension of Comment Period on the Proposed Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner (12Feb2014) 1400 OG 176 18MAR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 9677 [PDF] 20FEB2014
Implementation of the Global and IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Programs with Participating Offices (10Feb2014) 1400 OG 172 18MAR2014    
Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner (16Jan2014) 1400 OG 42 04MAR2014 79 Fed. Reg. 4105 [PDF] 24JAN2014