Federal Register Notices - 2020

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2020 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

For a complete, searchable database of Federal Register Notices from the USPTO in PDF, XML, and accessible HTML formats, please visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Final Rules

  • Facilitating the Use of the World Intellectual Property Organization's ePCT System To Prepare International Applications for Filing With the United States Receiving Office, 61604–61608 [2020–18743] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Sep2020)
  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020; Correction, 58282–58283 [2020–20634] [TEXT] [PDF] (18Sep2020)
  • Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2020, 46932–46993 [2020–16559] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Aug2020)
  • Patent Term Adjustment Reductions in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu, 36335–36342 [2020–11786] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Jun2020)
  • Waiver: Waiver of Original Handwritten Signature Requirement Due to the COVID–19 Outbreak, 17502 [2020–06186] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Mar2020)
  • Clarification of the Practice for Requiring Additional Information in Petitions Filed in Patent Applications and Patents Based on Unintentional Delay, 12222–12224 [2020–03715] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2020)

Interim Rules

  • None at this time

Proposed Rules

  • Changes to Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 45812–45834 [2020–12210] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jul2020)
  • Trademark Fee Adjustment, 37040–37057 [2020–13262] [TEXT] [PDF] (19Jun2020)
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice: Instituting on All Challenged Patent Claims and All Grounds and Eliminating the Presumption at Institution Favoring Petitioner as to Testimonial Evidence, 31728–31732 [2020–10131] [TEXT] [PDF] (27May2020)
  • Small Entity Government Use License Exception, 6476–6482 [2020–01687] [TEXT] [PDF] (05Feb2020)
  • Facilitating the Use of WIPO's ePCT System to Prepare International Applications for Filing with the United States Receiving Office, 5362–5366 [2020–01765] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Jan2020)

General Notices

  • Deferred-Fee Provisional Patent Application Pilot Program and Collaboration Database To Encourage Inventions Related to COVID–19, 58038–58041 [2020–20443] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Sep2020)
  • Performance Review Board, 56589–56590 [2020–20181] [TEXT] [PDF] (14Sep2020)
  • Extension of the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program, 41570 [2020–14841] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jul2020)
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, 41571 [2020–14931] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jul2020)
  • Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, 39888–39890 [2020–14244] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jul2020)
  • Requests for Nominations: Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, 36568–36569 [2020–13043] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jun2020)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 9,364,354; Reducer, 32361 [2020–11626] [TEXT] [PDF] (29May2020)
  • Correction: COVID–19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, 29686 [C1–2020–10372] [TEXT] [PDF] (18May2020)
  • COVID–19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, 28932–28935 [2020–10372] [TEXT] [PDF] (14May2020)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476; Reducer, 17315–17316 [2020–06445] [TEXT] [PDF] (27Mar2020)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer, 17315 [2020–06447] [TEXT] [PDF] (27Mar2020)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0022] - Deposit of Biological Materials [TEXT] [PDF] (31Jan2020)
  • [0651-0073] - Patent Law Treaty [TEXT] [PDF] (31Jan2020)
  • [0651-0020] - Patent Term Extension [TEXT] [PDF] (31Jan2020)
  • [0651-0033] - Post Allowance and Refiling [TEXT] [PDF] (31Jan2020)
  • [0651-0034] - Secrecy and License to Export [TEXT] [PDF] (28Feb2020)
  • [0651-0081] - Law School Clinic Certification Program [TEXT] [PDF] (28Feb2020)
  • [0651-0082] - Pro Bono Survey [TEXT] [PDF] (25April2020)
  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (29May2020)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board Appeals [TEXT] [PDF] (30June2020)
  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (30July2020)
  • [0651-0065] - Global Intellectual Property Academy Surveys [PDF] (31August2020)
  • [0651-0050] - Responses to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms [TEXT] [PDF] (29September2020)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

  • [0651-0048] - Native American Tribal Insignia Database [TEXT] [PDF] (16March2020)
  • [0651-0063] - Patent Trial and Appeal Board Appeals [TEXT] [PDF] (20April2020)
  • [0651-0040] - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Actions [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2020)
  • [0651-0065] - Global Intellectual Property Academy Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (22June2020)
  • [0651-0050] - Responses to Office Action and Voluntary Amendment Forms [TEXT] [PDF] (29July2020)
  • [0651-0032] - Initial Patent Applications [TEXT] [PDF] (29September2020)
  • [0651-0075] - International Design Applications (Hague Agreement) [TEXT] [PDF] (29September2020)
  • [0651-0031] - Patent Processing [TEXT] [PDF] (29September2020)
  • [0651-0056] - Trademark Submissions Regarding Correspondence and Regarding Attorney Representation [TEXT] [PDF] (29September2020)

Privacy Act

System of Records Notices

  • [USPTO-26] - Trademark Application and Registration Records [TEXT] [PDF] (18Feb2020)