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Changes to Patent Fees Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (24Nov2004) (posted 7Dec2004) [more information]    
07DEC2004
Termination of United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency under 35 U.S.C. § 21(a) and 37 CFR 1.10(i) [signed 03 November 2004] (posted 09Nov2004)
30NOV2004
   
Most Publicly Available Provisional Applications Can Now be Viewed Over the Internet (signed 29Oct2004)
23NOV2004
   
Update On TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan (posted 29Oct2004) [Training Materials] [PDF] [Green Paper] (3Jun2005)        
Special Mail Stops for Patent Mail (posted 8Oct2004)
02NOV2004
   
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency under 35 U.S.C. § 21(a) and 37 CFR 1.10(i) (signed 27Sep2004)
19OCT2004
   
Waiver of the Copy Requirement in 37 CFR 1.98 for Cited Pending U.S. Patent Applications (signed 21Sep2004) [more information]
19OCT2004
   
Changes To Support Implementation of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 21st Century Strategic Plan (final rule)(21Sep2004) (posted 1Oct2004)
12OCT2004
21SEP2004
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2005    
27AUG2004
Legal Framework for the Use of the Electronic Filing System (posted 9/17/04)
14SEP2004
   
Clarification of the Effective Date Provision in the Rules of Practice before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Final Rule) (signed 10Sept2004) [more information]
12OCT2004
   
Replacement Notice: Copies of Patent Application Records will be Provided in both Electronic and Paper Form (3Sept2004)
28SEP2004
   
Disconnection of Voice Response Systems for Deposit Account and Patent Maintenance Fee Information
24AUG2004
   
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (final rule) (12Aug2004) [more information]
07SEP2004
12AUG2004
All Electronic Copies of Patent Application Records Will Now Be Provided as Certified Copies in Electronic Form (signed 30 July 2004)
24AUG2004
   
Elimination of Credit Cards as Payment for Replenishing Deposit Accounts (posted 3Augl2004)
17AUG2004
22JUL2004
Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (24 June 2004)
16NOV2004
24JUN2004
Explanation of 37 CFR 1.703(f) and of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Interpretation of 35 U.S.C. 154(b)(2)(A) (21 June 2004)
13JUL2004
21JUN2004
Maintenance Fee Statements are No Longer being Mailed for Maintenance Fees Paid over the Internet (posted 16 June 2004)
15JUN2004
   
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Friday, June 11, 2004 (signed 10 June 2004)
20JUL2004
   
Oversized Postcards Must Be Submitted With Sufficient Postage (signed 01 June 2004)
29JUN2004
   
Elimination of Post Office Box in Arlington, Virginia for Patent Related Correspondence (signed 01 June 2004)
29JUN2004
   
Untimely Filing of Petitions under 37 CFR 1.181(a) to Withdraw Holdings of Abandonment (signed 27 May 2004)
22JUN2004
   
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2005 (posted 01 June 2004)
01JUN2004
   
Revision of Power of Attorney and Assignment Practice (26 May 2004) [more information] (posted 12 July 2004)
22JUN2004
26MAY2004
New Address for Customer Window which is Used for Patent Mail Not Delivered by USPS (signed 13 May 2004)
01JUN2004
   
Revised Procedures for Express Abandonments (signed 27 April 2004)
25MAY2004
   
Request for Alert Concerning Submitted Petitions (signed 24 April 2004)
18MAY2004
   
Special Mail Stops for Patent Mail (posted 28 April 2004)
25MAY2004
   
Establishment of Mail Stop Post Issue; Revision and Deletion of Certain Mail Stops (signed 27 April 2004)
25MAY2004
   
USPTO to Provide Electronic Access to Cited U.S. Patent References with Office Actions and Cease Supplying Paper Copies (signed 22 April 2004)

18MAY2004
   
Notice that Lengthy Tables will be Published Differently in Patents, Statutory Invention Registrations and Patent Application Publications And Notice of Pilot Program With Respect to Lengthy Tables (signed 26 April 2004)
18MAY2004
   
Establishment of New Mail Stop L&R; FAX Number for Requests for Expedited Foreign Filing License (signed 23 April 2004)
18MAY2004
   
Reminder of the Proper Procedure for Filing Confidential Information Pursuant to MPEP 724.02 (signed 23 April 2004)
18MAY2004
   
Revision of Patent Term Extension and Patent Term Adjustment Provisions, Final rule (22APR2004)
18MAY2004
22APR2004
Notice of Pilot Program to Permit Pre-First Office Action Interview for Applications Assigned to Art Units 3624 and 3628 and Request for Comments on Pilot Program (signed 30 March 2004)
27APR2004
   
Patent Application Publications May Now Include Amendments (signed 16 March 2004)
13APR2004
   
Advance Notice of Change to MPEP 605.04(b), (c) and (f) - Application Data Sheets Are Strongly Recommended When Inventor Information is Changed (signed (16 March 2004)
13APR2004
   
Revised Procedures for Papers Requiring Immediate Attention [signed 26 February 2004]
23MAR2004
   
Waiver of 37 CFR1.312 for Documents Required by the Office of Patent Publication [signed 24 February 2004]
23MAR2004
   
Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Notice of extension of comment period [posted 25 March 2004]
16MAR2004
03MAR2004
Revised Procedures for Papers Requiring Immediate Attention (Hand-carried and Facsimile Transmissions)[signed 02 February 2004]
24FEB2004
   
Copies of File Contents Available on Compact Disc Partial Waiver of 37 CFR 1.19(b) (signed 18 December 2003)
27JAN2004
   
Changes to Implement the 2002 Inter Partes Reexamination and Other Technical Amendments to the Patent Statute; Final rule (posted 30 December 2003)
20JAN2004
22DEC2003
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Friday, December 26, 2003 [signed 22 December 2003] (posted 23 December 2003)
20JAN2004
   
Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Notice of proposed rule making (12Dec2003)
06JAN2004

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