USPTO Finalizes Revised Patent Fee Schedule

The USPTO published a Final Rule today in the Federal Register entitled, “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017.” The fee changes in the Final Rule are effective on January 16, 2018.

USPTO Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event

Earlier today, the USPTO published a Notice and Request for Comment in the Federal Register entitled “Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on Leveraging Electronic Resources To Retrieve Information From Applicant’s Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance.” Summary: “The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is continuing…
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Bryan Wilson Elected to IPLAF Executive Board for 2016

Bryan Wilson has been elected to serve as the Treasurer for the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida for the 2015-2016 term.

USPTO Update on Subject Matter Eligibility

In July 2015, the USPTO issued new updates to the subject matter eligibility guidelines.  The updated guidelines can be found here.

USPTO’s Redesigned Website

The USPTO’s redesigned website goes live on February 5, 2015. You can preview the site here and watch a video on the sites new features here.