Patent Related Notices - 2001


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USPTO Changes Address for Patent Express Mail (press release 21 November 2001)        
United States Postal Service Interruptions and Emergency Terminated
Revision of the Notice of Allowance Form
Instructions for Completing PDF Fillable Patent Forms        
Notice Concerning Safety of USPTO Mailings - UPDATE
Notice Concerning Safety of USPTO Mailings
Use of a Post Card as a Receipt for Correspondence in Patent-Related Matters
USPTO Tests Negative for Anthrax(posted 05 November 2001)        
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency
Pre-Grant Publication Helpful Hint: File Continuation or Divisional Application with a New Specification and Copy of Oath or Declaration from Prior Application
Legal Processes; Final Rule 1251 OG 50 09OCT2001 12SEP2001
Requirements for Claiming the Benefit of Prior-Filed Applications Under Eighteen-Month Publication of Patent Applications; Proposed Rule
Timing of National Stage Commencement in the United States for Patent Cooperation Treaty Applications; Temporary Rule
Notice of Request for Comments on Development of a Plan To Remove the Patent and Trademark Classified Paper Files From the Public Search Facilities; Notice and Request for Comments 1250 OG 137 25SEP2001 27AUG2001
Interpretation of Registration of Agents and Representative for Director of Enrollment and Discipline in Disciplinary Proceedings; Interpretation of regulation 1250 OG 105 18SEP2001 24AUG2001
Emergency Closure - September 11, 2001        
Notice of Change in Publishing of Patents and Patent Application Publications with Sequence Listings 1250 OG 70 11SEP2001    
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2002; Final Rule (Ed Note: New address for maintenance fees)
Time Period for Paying Publication Fee if a Request for Continued Examination is Filed After a Notice of Allowance is Mailed 1249 OG 81 21AUG2001    
Helpful Hints Regarding Publication of Patent Applications 1249 OG 83 21AUG2001    
Elimination of Continued Prosecution Application Practice as to Utility and Plant Patent Applications, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 1248 OG 167 31JUL2001 09JUL2001
Interim Practice of Mailing a Notice of Publication Fee Due Separate From the Notice of Allowance 1248 OG 166 31JUL2001    
Electronic Publication of Certificates of Correction on the USPTO Web site with Later Listing in the Official Gazette 1248 OG 167 31JUL2001    
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2002; Notice of proposed rulemaking; correction 1248 OG 18 03JUL2001 08JUN2001
Notification of Required and Optional Search Criteria for Computer Implemented Business Method Patent Applications in Class 705, and Request for Comments, Notice of request for public comments 1247 OG 103 26JUN2001 05JUN2001
Clarification of 37 CFR 1.704(c)(10) - Reduction of Patent Term Adjustment for Certain Types of Papers Filed After a Notice of Allowance has been Mailed 1247 OG 111 26JUN2001    
Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application Procedure; Correction, Final rule; correction. 1247 OG 74 19JUN2001    
Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2002; Notice of proposed rulemaking 1246 OG 156 29MAY2001 09MAY2001
Changes to the Time Period for Making any Necessary Deposit of Biological Material; Final rule 1246 OG 42 22MAY2001 27APR2001
Interim Waiver of Parts of 37 CFR 1.84 and 1.165, and Delay in the Enforcement of the Change in 37 CFR 1.84(e) to No Longer Permit Mounting of Photographs 1246 OG 106 22MAY2001    
Publication Containing Training and Implementation Materials for Recent Rules Changes 1246 OG 41 08MAY2001    
Use of a Post Card as a Receipt for Trademark Papers Filed 1246 OG 42 08MAY2001    
Effective date of final rule entitled rules to implement optional inter partes reexamination proceedings 1245 OG 16 03APR2001    
United States Postal Service Interruption and Emergency in Connecticut 1245 OG 16 03APR2001    
Rules to implement optional inter partes reexamination proceedings: delay of effective date 1244 OG 15 06MAR2001    
Inapplicability of 35 USC 102 (d) to plant breeder's rights certificates 1244 OG 15 06MAR2001    
Examination guidelines for 35 USC 102(e)(2), as amended by the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 1243 OG 1037 27FEB2001    
USPTO Offers Interim Procedures for Submissions on Compact Disc 1243 OG 1008 20FEB2001    
"Kind Codes" Included on USPTO Documents (signed 22 January 2001) 1243 OG 41 13FEB2001    
Utility Examination Guidelines 1242 OG 162 30JAN2001 05JAN2001
Guidelines for examination of patent applications under the 35 USC 112 first paragraph "written description" requirement 1242 OG 168 30JAN2001 05JAN2001
Legal processes; Proposed rule 1242 OG 115 16JAN2001 22DEC2000
Standard for Declaring a Patent Interference 1242 OG 113 16JAN2001 20DEC2000
Patent term extension or adjustment information printed on notice of allowance and issue fee due and patent front page 1242 OG 112 16JAN2001    
Standard for declaration a patent interference; Notice and request for comments 1242 OG 113 16JAN2001    
Drawings in patent application publication and patents 1242 OG 114 16JAN2001    
Changes in Procedure for Papers Filed at the Customer Service Window (signed 18 December 2000)
Changes to Implement the Patent Business Goals; Final rule; correction 1242 OG 65 09JAN2001 22DEC2000
Changes to Implement the Patent Business Goals; Final rule and correction to final rule 1242 OG 65 09JAN2001 18DEC2000
Rules to Implement Optional Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings 1242 OG 12 02JAN2001
65 Fed. Reg. 76756
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