The USPTO has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to add a new requirement for terminal disclaimers filed to obviate (overcome) nonstatutory double patenting. 

The Strategy aims to grow the economy, create quality jobs, and address global challenges by increasing participation in STEM, inventorship, and innovation among youth and those from historically underrepresented and underresourced communities.

The Federal Register Notice seeks public feedback on how the proliferation of AI could affect USPTO evaluations on patentability, including what qualifies as prior art and the assessment of the level of ordinary skills in the art.

NPRM announced to advance our goal of ensuring fair, transparent, and efficient procedures throughout the PTAB—Comments on the proposed rule are due on or before June 17, 2024.

We are working to encourage and support more transitioning service members, military family members, and veterans to bring their innovations to life, build successful businesses, and protect their creations with intellectual property.”
- Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO