Federal Register Notices - 2021

Below are Federal Register Notices published in 2021 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

  • Correction: Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burden of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 3815 [C2–2020–28159] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jan2021)
  • Correction: Small Entity Government Use License Exception, 3815 [C2–2020–27049]  [TEXT] [PDF] (15Jan2021)
  • Correction: Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burden of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 2542 [C1–2020–28159]  [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2021)
  • Correction: Small Entity Government Use License Exception, 2542 [C1–2020–27049]  [TEXT] [PDF] (13Jan2021)

Interim Rules

  • None at this time

Proposed Rules

  • None at this time

General Notices

  • Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent: No. 9,364,354; Reducer , 24852 [2021–09846] [TEXT] [PDF] (10May2021)
  • Fast-Track Pilot Program for Appeals Related to COVID–19,19877–19879 [2021–07704] [TEXT] [PDF] (15April2021)
  • Administrative Updates to the General Requirements Bulletin for Admission to the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases, 15467–15469 [2021–05940] [TEXT] [PDF] (23Mar2021)
  • Interim Patent Term Extension: Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer, 12180–12181 [2021–04170] [TEXT] [PDF] (02Mar2021)
  • Interim Patent Term Extension: Patent No. 6,953,476; Reducer, 11947–11948 [2021–04168] [TEXT] [PDF] (01Mar2021)
  • Development of a National Consumer Awareness Campaign on Combating the Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Products, 8894–8895 [2021–02724] [TEXT] [PDF] (10Feb2021)
  • Extension of the Period for Comments on the National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation, 8610 [2021–02571] [TEXT] [PDF] (08Feb2021)
  • Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program Extension, 8183–8186 [2021–02342] [TEXT] [PDF] (04Feb2021)
  • Request for Information: Sovereign Immunity Study, 6636–6637 [2021–01305]  [TEXT] [PDF] (22Jan2021)
  • Secondary Trademark Infringement Liability in the E–Commerce Setting, 1951–1952 [2021–00216]  [TEXT] [PDF] (11Jan2021)

Paperwork Reduction Act

30-Day Notices (Notice of Submission to OMB)

  • [0651-0059] - Patent Petitions related to Application and Reexamination Processing Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (19January2021)
  • [0651-0009] - Applications for Trademark Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (25February2021)
  • [0651-0068] - Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics [TEXT] [PDF] (25February2021)
  • [0651-0012] - Admission to Practice and Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and Agents Admitted to Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office [TEXT] [PDF] (26February2021)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (31March2021)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (31March2021)

60-Day Notices (Notice of Proposed Collection)

  • [0651-0028] - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January2021)
  • [0651-0060] - National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Application [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January2021)
  • [0651-0035] - Representative and Address Provisions [TEXT] [PDF] (15 January2021)
  • [0651-0077] - National Summer Teacher Institute [TEXT] [PDF] (9 March2021)
  • [0651-0027] - Recording Assignments [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0041] - Public Search Facility User ID and Badging [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0058] - Patent Prosecution Highway Program [TEXT] [PDF] (16 April 2021)
  • [0651-0080] - Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery [TEXT] [PDF] (22 April 2021)
  • [0651-0016] - Rules for Patent Maintenance Fees [TEXT] [PDF] (30 April 2021)
  • [0651-0062] - Third-Party Submissions and Protests [TEXT] [PDF] (30 April 2021)
  • [0651-0061] - Trademark Petitions [TEXT] [PDF] (3 May 2021)
  • [0651-0055] - Trademark Post Registration [TEXT] [PDF] (12 May 2021)

Privacy Act

System of Records Notices

  • None at this time