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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Facilitating the Use of the World Intellectual Property Organization's ePCT System To Prepare International Applications for Filing With the United States Receiving Office (19Aug2020)  85 FR 6160430SEP2020
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020 [correction] (14Sep2020)  85 FR 5828318SEP2020
Deferred-Fee Provisional Patent Application Pilot Program and Collaboration Database To Encourage Inventions Related To COVID-19 (09Sep2020)  85 FR 5803817SEP2020
Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2020 (27Jul2020)  85 FR 4693203AUG2020
National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile Transitioning to the Global Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program (13Jul2020)    
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Ninth Edition, Revision of June 2020 (02Jul2020)  85 FR 4157110JUL2020
Extension of the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program (30Jun2020)  85 FR 4157010JUL2020
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)1476 OG 18221JUL2020  
Continuation of the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (11Jun2020)1476 OG 5607JUL2020  
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)1477 OG 5604AUG2020  
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 23423JUN2020  
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 23323JUN2020  
Patent Term Adjustment Reductions in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu (27May2020)  85 FR 3633516JUN2020
COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program (07May2020)  85 FR 2893214MAY2020
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 24326MAY2020  
"Patents 4 Partnerships" IP Marketplace Platform Pilot Program (01May2020)1474 OG 24226MAY2020  
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)1476 OG 5207JUL2020  
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 18019MAY2020  
Notice of Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (31Mar2020)1475 OG 4702JUN2020  
Waiver of Original Handwritten Signature Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak (27Mar2020)  85 FR 1750230MAR2020
Relief Available to Patent and Trademark Applicants, Patentees and Trademark Owners Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak (16Mar2020)1474 OG 10912MAY2020  
Clarification of the Practice for Requiring Additional Information in Petitions Filed in Patent Applications and Patents Based on Unintentional Delay (18Feb2020)  85 FR 1222202MAR2020
Small Entity Government Use License Exception (24Jan2020)  85 FR 647605FEB2020
Facilitating the Use of WIPO’s ePCT System To Prepare International Applications for Filing With the United States Receiving Office (21Jan2020)  85 FR 536230JAN2020
Continuation of the IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with the IP5 Offices (11Jan2020)1471 OG 6604FEB2020