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USPTO Set to Reduce Fees in 2014

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

On 01/01/2014, the USPTO is scheduled to reduce some of the prosecution and issue fees associated with patent and trademark filings.  Click here for full article.

USPTO Offers Official Gazette On-Line

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

New on-line version of the Official Gazette promises to improve access and simplify searches. 

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USPTO to Remain Open for Four Weeks Following Government Shutdown

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

USPTO has a reserve that will allow the office to remain open through October. 

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USPTO To Increase Fees

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On March 19th, the USPTO is set to increase fees for both small and large entities.

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Lower Trademark Fees?

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

USPTO seeking public comment on the possibility of lower trademark fees.

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Significant Changes in Patent Law Effective Today

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Proof of Willful Infringement Standards Set to Change along with Certain Procedures for Patent Application and Review. The America Invents Act (AIA) will be fully implemented by September of 2015.

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President Obama Signs Patent Reform Legislation

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Last Friday, President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law.  While many aspects of the law will not be effective for eighteen months, some key areas of patent law will change immediately. 

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Imminent Changes under the America Invents Act

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Expect changes to the patent fee structure, proceedings before the USPTO, reexamination process and litigation issues immediately upon or shortly after enactment of the America Invents Act. 

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USPTO Seeks Public Comment on Implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

Posted on August 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The USPTO is seeking public comment on the rules required to implement the Leahy-Smith Act, currently pending before the Senate. The office plans to create a website to provide information on implementation plans.  Comments can be addressed to [email protected]

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