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Notice Concerning European Patent Office Competence to Act as a Patent Cooperation Treaty Authority (posted 09 January 2004)
30DEC2003
   
Changes to Implement the 2002 Inter Partes Reexamination and Other Technical Amendments to the Patent Statute (09Dec2003)    
22DEC2003
Notice of Office Plan to Cease Supplying Copies of Cited U.S. Patent References With Office Actions, and Pilot to Evaluate The Alternative of Providing Electronic Access to Such U.S. Patent References (01Dec2003)
23DEC2003
   
Revision of Patent Term Extension and Patent Term Adjustment Provisions Related to Decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences; Notice of proposed rule making (24Nov2003)
30DEC2003
04DEC2003
January 2004 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application Procedure; Final Rule and correction to Final Rule (24Nov2003)
30DEC2003
04DEC2003
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences; Notice of proposed rule making (12Nov2003)
23DEC2003
26NOV2003
Modification to Temporary Postponement of Electronic Filing and Payment Rules for Certain Madrid Protocol-Related Rules (31Oct2003)
02DEC2003
   
Emergency Closure of the Customer Service Window On Friday, October 10, 2003 (22Oct2003)
18NOV2003
   
Correspondence Filed By Individuals Whose Names Have Been Removed From The Register Pursuant to 37 CFR 10.11(b) (17Oct2003)
11NOV2003
   
January 2004 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application Procedure; Final Rule (posted 20 October 2003)
11NOV2003
20OCT2003
Centralized Delivery and Facsimile Transmission Requirements for Patent Application Related Correspondence [signed 01 October 2003] (posted 03 October 2003)
28OCT2003
   
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, September 18, 2003, and Friday, September 19, 2003 [signed 23 September 2003] (posted 25 September 2003)
21OCT2003
   
Changes To Support Implementation of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 21st Century Strategic Plan (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) (posted 12 September 2003; updated 09 December 2003) [Comments] [text version][Download Zipped Full Version]
07OCT2003 
12SEPT2003
Revision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Seal; Notice; Revision of agency seal. (posted 11 September 2003)    
02SEPT2003
Reorganization of Correspondence and Other General Provisions; Final Rule (posted 11 September 2003)    
13AUG2003
Notice of Availability of the
Patent and Trademark Assignments on the Web System on the United States Patent and Trademark Office Web Site
26AUG2003
   
United States Postal Service Interruptions and Emergency Terminated [signed 19 August 2003] (posted 20 August 2003)
16SEP2003
   
United States Postal Service Interruptions (posted 15 August 2003)
16SEP2003
   
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2004 (signed 7 July 2003)
05AUG2003
   
USPTO Will Mail Copies of All Cited References (signed 11 July 2003)
05AUG2003
   
Customer Number Bar Code Labels and Papers with Shaded Portions will No Longer be Permitted in Correspondence for Patent Applications (signed 15 July 2003)
16SEP2003
   
Amendments Permitted under the Revised Amendment Practice
and Treatment of Non-Compliant Amendments(signed 11 July 2003)
23SEP2003
   
Transactional Patent Customer Service Survey (posted 11 July 2003)        
Consolidated Listing of Patents Extended Under 35 U.S.C. 156(e)(1) (signed 30 June 2003)
29JUL2003
   
Effective Date 30 July 2003! Changes To Implement Electronic Maintenance of Official Patent Application Records; Final rule. [more information]
29JUL2003
30JUN2003
Clarification of Power of Attorney Practice, and Revisions to Assignment Rules; Notice of proposed rule making
29JUL2003
27JUN2003
Notice of Elimination of Batch Update Practice to Change Power of Attorney (signed 05 June 2003)
01JUL2003
   
Revised Guidelines for Usage of Previously Cited/Considered Prior Art In Reexamination Proceedings (signed 06 June 2003)
01JUL2003
   
Clarification of the United States
Patent and Trademark Office's
Interpretation of the Provisions of 35 U.S.C. § 122(b)(2)(B)(ii)-(iv) (signed 05 June 2003)
01JUL2003
   
January 2004 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application Procedure; Notice of proposed rule making
24JUN2003
30MAY2003
Elimination of Continued Prosecution Application Practice as to Utility and Plant Patent Applications; Final Rule
24JUN2003
30MAY2003
Notification of United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Application Records being Stored and Processed in Electronic Form (signed 21 May 2003)
17JUN2003
   
Request for Comments on the Study of the Changes Needed To Implement a Unity of Invention Standard in the United States; Notice; request for comments [Summary of Comments [PDF]]
17JUN2003
20MAY2003
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2004; Notice of proposed rule making    
30APR2003
Changes To Implement the 2002 Inter Partes Reexamination and Other Technical Amendments to the Patent Statute; Notice of proposed rule making
20MAY2003
28APR2003
Patent Customers Advised to FAX Communications to USPTO (posted 24 April 2003)
27MAY2003
   
Correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Final rule; correction
29JUL2003
21APR2003
Reminder that Rescission of a Nonpublication Request is Not Itself a Notice of Foreign Filing (signed 11 April 2003)
06MAY2003
   
Third Party Attempts to Protest or Otherwise Oppose the Grant of a Published Application [PDF] (signed 21 March 2003)
22APR2003
   
Special Mail Stops for Patent and Trademark Mail(posted 25 March 2003) [Address change effective 01 May 2003] (appears each week in the published OG Notices)
10JUN2003
   
Correspondence with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Final rule; nomenclature change [Flyer] [Address change effective 01 May 2003]
22APR2003
25MAR2003
Changes To Implement Electronic Maintenance of Official Patent Application Records; Notice of proposed rule making
22APR2003
25MAR2003
Claiming the Benefit of a Prior-Filed Application under 35 U.S.C. §§ 119(e), 120, 121, and 365(c) [PDF] (signed 24 February 2003) [slideset] [text version]
18MAR2003
   
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 (signed 24 February 2003)

25MAR2003

   
Amendments in a Revised Format Now Permitted (signed 31 January 2003) [more information]
25FEB2003
   
Mitigation of Delays in Mail Deliveries to the USPTO (signed 08 November 2001)        
Examination Guidelines for 35 U.S.C. § 102(e), as amended by the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999, and further amended by the Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2002, and 35 U.S.C. § 102(g) (Revised) [PDF](signed 11 December 2002)
[text version][more information]
14JAN2003
   
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