Patent Related Notices - 2020

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* active hyperlinks in this column retrieve USPTO documents posted prior to publication in the OG or Fed. Reg.

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June 2020 Update Regarding Certain Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and Other Relief Available to Patent Applicants and Patentees (29Jun2020)        
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (11Jun2020)        
Notice of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s COVID-19 Outbreak Relief Relating to Restoring the Right of Priority or Benefit to Patent Applicants (11Jun2020)        
Relief Available to Patentees in View of the COVID-19 Outbreak for Submission of Initial Patent Term Extension Applications Filed Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 156 (29May2020) 1475 OG 234 23JUN2020    
May 2020 Update Regarding Certain Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and Other Relief Available to Applicants, Patent Owners, and Others (27May2020) [FAQS] 1475 OG 233 23JUN2020    
COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program (07May2020)     85 FR 28932 14MAY2020
Relief Available to Plant Patent Applicants in View of the COVID-19 Outbreak: File Plant Patent Applications and Correspondence via USPTO Patent Electronic Filing Systems (04May2020) 1474 OG 243 26MAY2020    
"Patents 4 Partnerships" IP Marketplace Platform Pilot Program (01May2020) 1474 OG 242 26MAY2020    
Notice of Extended Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and Other Relief Available to Patent Applicants and Patentees (28Apr2020)        
Complete Transition to WIPO DAS for the Electronic Exchange of Priority Documents Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Japan Patent Office (21Apr2020) 1474 OG 180 19MAY2020    
Notice of Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (31Mar2020) 1475 OG 47 02JUN2020    
Waiver of Original Handwritten Signature Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak (27Mar2020)     85 FR 17502 30MAR2020
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak (16Mar2020) 1474 OG 109 12MAY2020    
Clarification of the Practice for Requiring Additional Information in Petitions Filed in Patent Applications and Patents Based on Unintentional Delay (18Feb2020)     85 FR 12222 02MAR2020
Small Entity Government Use License Exception (24Jan2020)     85 FR 6476 05FEB2020
Facilitating the Use of WIPO’s ePCT System To Prepare International Applications for Filing With the United States Receiving Office (21Jan2020)     85 FR 5362 30JAN2020
Continuation of the IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with the IP5 Offices (11Jan2020) 1471 OG 66 04FEB2020