Patent Related Notices - 2018

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United States Patent and Trademark Office to Deposit Certified Copies of U.S. Design Applications as Priority Documents via the WIPO DAS (World Intellectual Property Organization Digital Access Service) (01Oct2018)        
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (01Oct2018)        
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency under 35 U.S.C. 21(a) [Florence] (01Oct2018)        

Filing Patent Applications Electronically During Designated Significant Outages of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Business Systems (27Aug2018) [MORE INFORMATION]

1454 OG 216 25SEP2018 83 FR 44264 30AUG2018
Notice Concerning the Japan Patent Office's Action as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority for International Applications Received by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (07Aug2018) 1454 OG 51 04SEP2018    
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (10Jul2018) 1453 OG 59 07AUG2018    
Change in the Electronic Retrieval Method for Priority Documents between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (10Jul2018) 1453 OG 58 07AUG2018    
New Pilot Program for Submitting Documents in Text Format in New Utility Patent Applications (27Jun2018) 1452 OG 278 24JUL2018    
Patent Cooperation Treaty Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot Project Between the IP5 Offices (21Jun2018) 1452 OG 274 24JUL2018 83 FR 30145 27JUN2018
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (01Jun2018) 1452 OG 47 03JUL2018    
Request for Comments on Determining Whether a Claim Element Is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility (18Apr2018) 1450 OG 226 15MAY2018 83 FR 17536 20APR2018
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (13Apr2018) 1450 OG 225 15MAY2018    
Closing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Friday, March 2, 2018 (30Mar2018) 1449 OG 269 24APR2018    
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Ninth Edition, Revision of January 2018 (25Jan2018) 1447 OG 225 27FEB2018 83 FR 4473 31JAN2018
Changes To Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations (11Jan2018) 1447 OG 226 27FEB2018 83 FR 2759 19JAN2018
Extension of the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program (05Jan2018) 1447 OG 47 06FEB2018 83 FR 1243 10JAN2018
Original Utility Patents Not Surrendered by Reissue and All Reissue Patents in the Reissue Patent Family Require Separate Maintenance Fee Payments (02Jan2018) [MORE INFORMATION] 1446 OG 300 30JAN2018