Federal Register Notices - 2018

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2018 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Selected Federal Register Notices may also appear under various topical areas on this USPTO website.

For a complete, searchable database of Federal Register Notices from the USPTO in PDF, XML, and accessible HTML formats, please visit http://www.regulations.gov.

Final Rules

  • International Trademark Classification Changes, 62711–62714 [2018–26373] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Dec2018)
  • Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 51340–51359 [2018–22006] [TEXT] [PDF] (11Oct2018)
  • Removal of Rules Governing Trademark Interferences, 33129–33132 [2018–15163] [TEXT] [PDF] (17Jul2018)
  • Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks; Correction, 1559 [2018–00428] [TEXT] [PDF] (12Jan2018)

Interim Rules

  • Interim Procedure for Requesting Recalculation of the Patent Term Adjustment With Respect to Information Disclosure Statements Accompanied by a Safe Harbor Statement, 55102–55104 [2018–24004] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Nov2018)

Proposed Rule

  • Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing, 24701–24714 [2018–11353]  [TEXT] [PDF] (30May2018)
  • Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , 21221–21226 [2018–09821]  [TEXT] [PDF] (09May2018)
  • Changes To Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations, 2759–2762 [2018–00769]  [TEXT] [PDF] (19Jan2018)

General Notices

  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,260,416; OPTIMIZER[supreg] Smart Implantable Pulse Generator 59364 [2018–25537] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Nov2018)
  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,311,629; OPTIMIZER[supreg] Smart Implantable Pulse Generator 59363–59364 [2018–25539] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Nov2018)
  • Meetings: National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, 54318–54319 [2018–23609] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Oct2018)
  • Motion to Amend Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings under the America Invents Act before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 54319–54326 [2018–23187] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Oct2018)
  • Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative, 53853–53856 [2018–23338] [TEXT] [PDF] (25Oct2018)
  • Filing Patent Applications Electronically During Designated Significant Outages of United States Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Business Systems, 44264–44265 [2018–18897] [TEXT] [PDF] (30Aug2018)
  • Performance Review Board Member Appointments, 44029 [2018–18703] [TEXT] [PDF] (29Aug2018)
  • Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, August 2018 Update, 39989 [2018–17315] [TEXT] [PDF] (13Aug2018)
  • Charter Renewals: National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Evaluation Committee, 31528 [2018–14497] [TEXT] [PDF] (06Jul2018)
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot Project between IP5 Offices, 30145–30147 [2018–13800] [TEXT] [PDF] (27Jun2018)
  • Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, 22963–22964 [2018–10530] [TEXT] [PDF] (17May2018)
  • Determining Whether a Claim Element is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility , 17536–17538 [2018–08428] [TEXT] [PDF] (20Apr2018)
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Ninth Edition, Revision of January 2018, 4473 [2018–01866] [TEXT] [PDF] (31Jan2018)
  • Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail (Publication 52), 1189–1190 [2018–00266] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jan2018)
  • Determining Whether a Claim Element is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility [TEXT] [PDF] (04Apr2018)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0066] - Patents for Humanity Program [TEXT] [PDF] (21Nov2018)
  • [0651-0069] - Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (21Nov2018)
  • [0651-0071] - Matters Related to First Inventor to File [TEXT] [PDF] (21Nov2018)
  • [0651-00XX] - USPTO Websites Customer Satisfaction Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (29Oct2018)
  • [0651-0064] - Patent Reexamination and Supplemental Examinations [TEXT] [PDF] (28Sep2018)
  • [0651-0067] - Post Patent Public Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (28Sep2018)
  • [0651-0070] - Fee Deficiency Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (28Sep2018)
  • [0651-0080] - Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery [TEXT] [PDF] (15Aug2018)
  • [0651-0055] - Post Registration (Trademark Processing) [TEXT] [PDF] (4Aug2018)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (25Jul2018)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jul2018)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (5Jul2018)
  • [0651-0078] - Ombudsman Survey [TEXT] [PDF] (25May2018)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (27Apr2018)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (26Apr2018)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway Program [TEXT] [PDF] (26Apr2018
  • [0651-0041] - Public Search Facility User ID and Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (17Apr2018
  • [0651-0045] - Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form [TEXT] [PDF] (17Apr2018
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (29Mar2018
  • [0651-0077] - National Summer Teacher Institute [TEXT] [PDF] (21Mar2018
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2018)
  • [0651-0043] - Financial Transactions [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2018)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

  • [0651-0079] - International Work Sharing [TEXT] [PDF] (28Sep2018)
  • [0651-0066] - Patents for Humanity Program [TEXT] [PDF] (5Sep2018)
  • [0651-0069] - Patent Review and Derivation Proceedings [TEXT] [PDF] (5Sep2018)
  • [0651-0071] - Matters Related to First Inventor to File [TEXT] [PDF] (5Sep2018)
  • [0651-0070] - Fee Deficiency Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (23Jul2018)
  • [0651-00XX] - USPTO Websites Customer Satisfaction Surveys [TEXT] [PDF] (5Jul2018)
  • [0651-0064] - Patent Examinations and Supplemental Examinations [TEXT] [PDF] (5Jul2018)
  • [0651-0067] - Post Patent Public Submissions [TEXT] [PDF] (18Jun2018)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (21May2018)
  • [0651-0080] - Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery [TEXT] [PDF] (21May2018)
  • [0651-0055] - Post Registration (Trademark Processing) [TEXT] [PDF] (27Apr2018)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (17Apr2018)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (17Apr2018)
  • [0651-0078] - Ombudsman Survey [TEXT] [PDF] (19Mar2018)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway Program [TEXT] [PDF] (14Feb2018)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (14Feb2018)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [PDF] (29Jan2018)
  • [0651-0041] - Public Search Facility User ID and Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2018)
  • [0651-0045] - Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate Action Form [TEXT] [PDF] (29Jan2018)
  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jan2018)
  • [0651-0077] - National Summer Teacher Institute [TEXT] [PDF] (10Jan2018)

 

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