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Attributable Ownership

Attributable Ownership

In June 2013, the White House issued a series of Executive Actions concerning high-tech patent issues.  To improve transparency in patent ownership, the USPTO has formulated a rule that will require patent applicants and owners to regularly update ownership information.

Announcements

  • March 13, 2014, from 1 p.m. (ET) until 4 p.m. (ET)

USPTO Madison Auditorium North, Concourse Level
Madison Building
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

>> View Video of March 13, 2014 Public Meeting Webcast (FINAL)

 >> Slideset [PPT]

  • March 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. (PT) until 12:55 p.m. (PT)

U.C. Hastings College of the Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

>> Instructions for WebEx access and agenda information 

>> Slideset [PPT]

 

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Resources

The USPTO has extended the period for public comment on the proposed rule until April 24, 2014 and has announced two public hearings

The USPTO has formulated a notice of proposed rulemaking to require patent applicants and owners to regularly update ownership information during proceedings before the USPTO. 

The USPTO held a roundtable to obtain public input from organizations and individuals on how the USPTO could change its rules of practice to collect and provide better ownership information on patents and to make it publicly available. 

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Comments

Comments on the proposed rule should be sent by e-mail to: AC90.comments@uspto.gov.

Comments also may be submitted by

  • postal mail addressed to

Attn: James Engel
Senior Legal Advisor
Office of Patent Legal Administration, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.

Mail Stop Comments-Patents
Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450


>> View Comments

 

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