Comments on Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner

The following comments have been submitted in response to the notice titled "Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner" published in the Federal Register at 79 Fed. Reg. 4105 (Jan. 24, 2014) and the notice titled "Notice of Public Hearings and Extension of Comment Period on the Proposed Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner published in the Federal Register at 79 Fed. Reg. 9677 (Feb. 20, 2014).

The Federal Register Notices seeks public input on proposed changes to the rules of practice to facilitate the examination of patent applications and to provide greater transparency concerning the ownership of patent applications and patents. Comments must be received on or before April 24, 2014.

Submitters may review the list below to ensure that their submission has been received. If a comment has not been posted within two weeks of submission, please submit it by e-mail to

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A. Intellectual Property Organizations and other Associations

  1. ACT | the App Association (2014APR24)
  2. American Intellectual Property Law Association (2014APR24)
  3. Boston Patent Law Association (2014APR24)
  4. BSA | The Software Alliance (2014APR24)
  5. Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (2014APR24)
  6. Coalition for Patent Fairness (2014APR24)
  7. Electronic Frontier Foundation (2014APR24)
  8. Engine Advocacy (2014APR24)
  9. Innovation Alliance (2014APR24)
  10. Intellectual Property Owners Association (2014PR24)
  11. International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (2014APR24)
  12. Internet Association (2014APR24)
  13. Japan Intellectual Property Association (2014APR24)
  14. LES Japan (2014APR24)
  15. Medical Device Manufacturers Association (2014APR24)
  16. Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (2014APR24)
  17. National Venture Capital Association (2014MAR24)
  18. New York Intellectual Property Law Association (2014APR24)
  19. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (2014APR24)
  20. Public Knowledge (2014APR23)
  21. San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (2014APR24)
  22. Software & Information Industry Association (2014APR24)
  23. Washington State Patent Law Association (2014APR24)


B. Government Agencies

C. Academic and Research Institutions

  1. Association of American Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of University Technology Managers, Council on Governmental Relations (2014APR24)
  2. Boston University (2014APR24)
  3. University of California (2014APR24)
  4. Washington Alumni Research Foundation (2014APR24)


D. Law Firms

  1. Neifeld, Richard (2014JAN30)
  2. Ollif, PLC (2014APR24)
  3. Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. (2014APR24)


E. Companies

  1. Cook Group (2014APR24)
  2. Dell Inc. and Cisco Systems, Inc. (2014APR24)
  3. GlaxoSmithKline LLC (2014APR24)
  4. Hewlett-Packard Company (2014APR24)
  5. IBM Corporation (2014APR24)
  6. Intellectual Ventures (2014APR24)
  7. Microsoft (2014APR24)
  8. Novartis (2014APR15)
  9. Ocean Tomo (2014APR24)
  10. Oracle (2014APR24)
  11. Patentbooks, Inc. (2014APR24)
  12. Pfizer (2014APR24)
  13. Toyota (2014APR24)
  14. Wayfinder Digital (2014APR23)


F. Individuals

  1. Anonymous (2014FEB24)
  2. Anonymous2 (2014APR22)
  3. Anonymous3 (2014APR23)
  4. Anonymous4 (2014APR24)
  5. Bell, Meltin (2014APR22)
  6. Breczinski, Brian (2014APR24)
  7. Brinckerhoff, Courtenay (2014APR24)
  8. Brinckerhoff, Courtenay (2) (2014APR28)
  9. Daniel, Maurice (2014APR23)
  10. Feigelson, Daniel (2014APR24)
  11. Feldman, Robin (2014APR24)
  12. Flank, Sharon (2014MAR03)
  13. Fulwider, Mark (2014APR22)
  14. Jenkins, Gerald (2014MAR25)
  15. Juffernbruch, Daniel (2014FEB21)
  16. Jun, Yongae (2014FEB11)
  17. Oppedahl, Carl (2014MAR02)
  18. Palmer, Alun (2014FEB06)
  19. Pope, Lawrence (2014APR24)
  20. Pope, Lawrence (2) (2014APR24)
  21. Skutnik, Bolesh (2014APR22)
  22. Smith, Stan (2014MAR05)
  23. Spar, Robert J. (2014APR23)
  24. Suciu, Becky (2014APR22)
  25. Trzyna, Peter (2014MAR25)
  26. unknown, Steve (2014FEB27)
  27. Venturino, Anthony (2014APR22)
  28. Zdeblick, Mark (2014MAR17)