Federal Register Notices - 2021

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2021 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

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Final Rules

  • Electronic Submission of a Sequence Listing, a Large Table, or a Computer Program Listing Appendix in Patent Applications, 57035–57058 [2021–22217] [TEXT] [PDF] (14Oct2021)
  • International Trademark Classification Changes, 55498–55501 [2021–21495] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Oct2021)
  • Mailing Address Changes Related to Deposit Accounts and Patent Maintenance Fees, 35229–35231 [2021–14035]  [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jul2021)
  • Removal of Certain Rules of Patent Practice, 35226–35229 [2021–14036]  [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jul2021)
  • Changes to Representation of Others Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 28442–28467 [2021–10528] [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2021)
  • Correction: Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burden of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 3815 [C2–2020–28159] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jan2021)
  • Correction: Small Entity Government Use License Exception, 3815 [C2–2020–27049]  [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jan2021)
  • Correction: Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burden of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 2542 [C1–2020–28159]  [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2021)
  • Correction: Small Entity Government Use License Exception, 2542 [C1–2020–27049]  [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2021)

Interim Rules

  • 2021 Increase of the Annual Limit on Accepted Requests for Track One Prioritized Examination, 52988–52991 [2021–20530] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Sep2021)

Proposed Rules

  • Standard for Presentation of Nucleotide and Amino Acid Sequence Listings Using eXtensible Markup Language in Patent Applications to Implement World Intellectual Property Organization Standard ST.26; Incorporation by Reference, 35429–35443 [2021–14325] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jul2021)
  • Electronic Submission of a Sequence Listing, a Large Table, or a Computer Program Listing Appendix in Patent Applications, 28301–28323 [2021–10421] [TEXT] [PDF] (26May2021)
  • Changes to Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act, 26862–26888 [2021–10116] [TEXT] [PDF] (18May2021)

General Notices

  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 6,406,699; ECI (ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy), 54681 [2021–21471] [TEXT] [PDF] (04Oct2021)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 7,199,162; GRAFAPEX (dihydroxybusulfan), 54680–54681 [2021–21472] [TEXT] [PDF] (04Oct2021)
  • Term of Patent; Grant of Interim Extension:
    • No. 7,057,053; Vernakalant Hydrochloride, 53036–53037 [2021–20761] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Sep2021)
    • No. 7,259,184; Vernakalant Hydrochloride, 53036 [2021–20764] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Sep2021)
    • No. 7,524,879; Vernakalant Hydrochloride, 53036 [2021–20765] [TEXT] [PDF] (24Sep2021)
  • Administrative Updates to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases, 52652–52653 [2021–20378] [TEXT] [PDF] (22Sep2021)
  • Extension of the Motion to Amend Pilot Program in Trial Proceedings under the America Invents Act before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 51656 [2021–20037] [TEXT] [PDF] (16Sep2021)
  • Modification of COVID–19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program, 49522 [2021–19114] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Sep2021)
  • Request for Information: Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence Study, 49521–49522 [2021–19112] [TEXT] [PDF] (03Sep2021)
  • Performance Review Board Membership, 49001–49002 [2021–18893] [TEXT] [PDF] (01Sep2021)
  • Performance Review Board, 41963 [2021-16586] [TEXT] [PDF] (04Aug2021)
  • Correction: Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence Study, 37316 [2021–15010] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jul2021)
  • Extension of the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program, 36530–36531 [2021–14615] [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jul2021)
  • Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence Study, 36257–36260 [2021–14628] [TEXT] [PDF] (09Jul2021)
  • Properly Presenting Prophetic and Working Examples in a Patent Application, 35074–35075 [2021–14034] [TEXT] [PDF] (01Jul2021)
  • New Implementation Date for Patent Practitioner Registration Statement and Continuing Legal Education Certification, 30920–30921 [2021–12149] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jun2021)
  • Submitting Patent Applications in Structured Text Format and Reliance on the Text Version as the Source or Evidentiary Copy, 29571–29572 [2021–11256] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Jun2021)
  • Requests for Nominations: Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, 28084–28085 [2021–11047] [TEXT] [PDF] (25May2021)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent: No. 9,364,354; Reducer , 24852 [2021–09846] [TEXT] [PDF] (10May2021)
  • Fast-Track Pilot Program for Appeals Related to COVID–19,19877–19879 [2021–07704] [TEXT] [PDF] (15April2021)
  • Administrative Updates to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases, 15467–15469 [2021–05940] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Mar2021)
  • Interim Patent Term Extension: Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer, 12180–12181 [2021–04170] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2021)
  • Interim Patent Term Extension: Patent No. 6,953,476; Reducer, 11947–11948 [2021–04168] [TEXT] [PDF] (01Mar2021)
  • Development of a National Consumer Awareness Campaign on Combating the Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Products, 8894–8895 [2021–02724] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2021)
  • Extension of the Period for Comments on the National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation, 8610 [2021–02571] [TEXT] [PDF] (08Feb2021)
  • Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program Extension, 8183–8186 [2021–02342] [TEXT] [PDF] (04Feb2021)
  • Request for Information: Sovereign Immunity Study, 6636–6637 [2021–01305]  [TEXT] [PDF] (22Jan2021)
  • Secondary Trademark Infringement Liability in the E–Commerce Setting, 1951–1952 [2021–00216]  [TEXT] [PDF] (11Jan2021)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0059] - Patent Petitions related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (19 January 2021)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (25 February 2021)
  • [0651-0068] - Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (25 February 2021)
  • [0651-0012] - Admission to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office [TEXT] [PDF] (26 February 2021)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (31 March 2021)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (31 March 2021)
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (6 June 2021)
  • [0651-0041] - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program [TEXT] [PDF] (25 June 2021)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program [TEXT] [PDF] (25 June 2021)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (29 June 2021)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (14 September 2021)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (16 September 2021)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (21 September 2021)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January 2021)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January 2021)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January 2021)
  • [0651-0077] - National Summer Teacher Institute [TEXT] [PDF] (9 March 2021)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0041] - Public Search Facility User ID and Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway Program [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0080] - Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery [TEXT] [PDF] (22 April 2021)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (30 April 2021)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (30 April 2021)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (3 May 2021)
  • [0651-0055] - Trademark Post Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (12 May 2021)
  • [0651-0064] - Patent Reexaminations, Supplemental Examinations, and Post Patent Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (26 July 2021)
  • [0651-0070] - Fee Deficiency Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (25 August 2021)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (7 September 2021)

Privacy Act

System of Records Notices

  • None at this time