Yearly Archives: 2013

Final Rule Revises U.S. Patent Practice to Conform to the Patent Law Treaty

On October 21, 2013, the USPTO published its Final Rule revising the agency’s rules of patent practice to conform to

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USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP 2.0), through September 30, 2014

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP 2.0), through September 30, 2014. More information can be found here.

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USPTO’s Next Software Partnership Meeting Dec. 5, 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that its next public Software Partnership Meeting will be on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at

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New Patent Office Fees

Patent Office publishes revised fee schedule effective January 1, 2014. More information

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Patent Office to Remain Open

In the event of a government shut down, the Patent Office will remain open.

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