Patent Related Notices - 2016

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Notice of Roundtables and Request for Comments Related to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (11Oct2016) [MORE INFORMATION:  ON ROUNDTABLE 1; ON ROUNDTABLE 2]     81 FR 71485 17OCT2016
Request for Comments on the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program (29Aug2016) 1430 OG 269 27SEP2016 81 FR 61195 06SEP2016
Third Annual USPTO Cooperative Patent Classification Meeting With Industry Users (23Aug2016)     81 FR 59200 29AUG2016
Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on Leveraging Electronic Resources To Retrieve Information From Applicant's Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance (18Aug2016) 1430 OG 193 20SEP2016 81 FR 59197 29AUG2016
Changes in Accelerated Examination Practice (10Aug2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1430 OG 57 06SEP2016 81 FR 54564 16AUG2016
Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (06Jul2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1429 OG 57 02AUG2016 81 FR 44845 11JUL2016
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (30Jun2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1428 OG 261 26JUL2016    
Elimination of Publication Requirement in the Collaborative Search Pilot Program between the Japan Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (28Jun2016) 1428 OG 259 26JUL2016 81 FR 43591 05JUL2016
Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program (24Jun2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1428 OG 253 26JUL2016 81 FR 42328 29JUN2016
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Severe Earthquakes in the Southwest Region of Japan (07Jun2016) 1428 OG 54 05JUL2016    
Use of WIPO's ePCT System for Preparing the PCT Request for Filing as Part of an International Application With the USPTO as Receiving Office (02May2016) 1427 OG 121 14JUN2016 81 FR 27417 06MAY2016
May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update (02May2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1427 OG 56 07JUN2016 81 FR 27381 06MAY2016
Request for Comments on the Application of the Written Description Requirement to Specific Situations in Design Applications (08Apr2016) 1426 OG 121 10MAY2016 81 FR 22233 15APR2016
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to Act as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for International Applications Received by the USPTO (25Mar2016) 1425 OG 190 19APR2016    
Patent Quality Metrics for Fiscal Year 2017 and Request for Comments on Improving Patent Quality Measurement (22Mar2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1425 OG 184 19APR2016 81 FR 16142 25MAR2016
Request for Information Related to Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge (18Mar2016)     81 FR 15694 24MAR2016
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday, January 25, 2016, and Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (10Feb2016) 1424 OG 101 08MAR2016    
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (04Jan2016) [MORE INFORMATION] 1423 OG 52 02FEB2016