Efforts Before the Executive Branch

  • Comments to the USPTO on Examination Instruction and Guidance Pertaining to Patent-Eligible Subject Matter - July 22, 2014

  • Comments to the U.S. Trademark Office on proposed reduction of fees for trademark applications and renewals - June 18, 2014

  • ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Proposed Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks - May 21, 2014

  • ABA-IPL Comments USPTO on proposed changes to trademark rules of practice - April 23, 2014

  • ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on prior art resources - April 23, 2014

  • ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Post Registration Amendments to Identifications of Goods and Services Due to Technology - November 27, 2013

  • ABA-IPL Comments to USPTO on the Draft 2014-2018 Strategic Plan - November 25, 2013

  • ABA-IPL Comments to USPTO regarding "Making "Real Party-in Interest" the New Default" - October 11, 2013

  • Comments to Intellectual Proprety Enforcement Coordinator on ITC Exclusion Order Enforcement - July 19, 2013

  • Comments to USPTO regarding authorization to permit foreign patent offices access to search results for pending USPTO patent applications - July 2, 2013

  • Comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on Technological Upgrades to Registration and Recordation Functions - May 31, 2013
  • Comments to USPTO on Changes to Implement PLT - May 29, 2013

  • Letter to the Office of Management and Budget opposing sequestration of USPTO funding – May 20, 2013

  • ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Practice – Feb. 1, 2013

  • ABA-IPL Comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization - Feb. 1, 2013

  • Comments to International Trade Commission on Proposed Rulemaking - November 16, 2012

  • ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Fee-Setting rule Package, November 1, 2012

  • Comments to U.S. Trademark Office relating to Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse, October 22, 2012

  • ABA-IPL Comments to U.S. Trademark Office on Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications, October 22, 2012

  • ABA-IPL Comments to Register of Copyrights re Remedies for Small Copyright Claims, October 18, 2012

  • Comments to the USPTO on First Inventor to File Rule Package (October 1, 2012)

  • Comments to USPTO on Changes to Implementing Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees (August 9, 2012)

  • Comments to USPTO on Extension of the Full First Office Action Interview Pilot Program (August 9, 2012)

  • Comments to the USPTO on Need To Review Criteria Used in Determining Secrecy Orders Related to National Security (June 20, 2012)

  • Comments to the USPTO regarding disclosure of sequence listings using XML (June 20, 2012)

  • Comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission regarding electronic discovery (May 2, 2012)

  • ABA-IPL and ABA Science & Technology Law Sections joint comments to USPTO on genetic diagnostic testing (April 2012

ABA-IPL comments to USPTO on rulemaking proposals to implemet AIA (March 2012

 

  1. Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions
  2. "Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties"
  3. "Statue of Limitations Provisions for Office Disciplinary Proceedings."
  4. "Changes To Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions"
  5. "Proposed Patent Fee Schedule"

  • Comments to the USPTO on Satellite Offices (January 19, 2012)

  • ABA-IPL Section Chair presents testimony at USPTO PPAC hearing

  • Comments to the USPTO on Prior User Rights (November 30, 2011)

  • Pre-Rulemaking Comments to the USPTO on the Implementation of the America Invents Act (November 17, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on proposed rulemaking relating, inter alia, to the provisions of 37 C.F.R. §1.56 (September 27, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases (September 13, 2011)

  • Comments to the International Trade Commission on implementation of electronic filing (August 16, 2011)

  • Joint comments to the USPTO's TTAB from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Participation in Settlement Discussions (June 20, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review (May 4, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on the Supplementary Examination Guidelines for Determining Compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112 and for Treatment of Related Issues in Patent Applications. (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track I) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on a proposal for a pilot program entitled Incentivizing Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing through the Intellectual Property System (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals (February 10, 2011)

  • Technical Comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration's Office of Intellectual Property Rights on Government Programs to Assist Businesses in Protecting Their Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Markets (Nov. 30, 2010)
  • Comments to the Librarian of Congress on qualifications for Register of Copyrights (Nov. 29, 2010)
  • Technical Comments to the Office of International Trade of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection with respect to promoting enhanced communications and greater transparency in the administration of ITC exclusion orders (Nov. 17, 2010)
  • Technical Comments to the USPTO on the Proposed Initiative: Enhanced Examination Timing Control Initiative (Sept. 13, 2010)
  • Comments to the USPTO on the Draft USPTO FY 2010-2015 Strategic Plan (Aug. 31 2010)
  • Comments to the USPTO Commissioner of Patents on Proposed Changes to Restriction Practice in Patent Applications (Aug. 11, 2010)
  • Section provides Technical comments to the Commissioner for Trademarks on the new Trademarks Next Generation Information Technology Initiative
  • Section provides comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator on the coordination and strategic planning of the federal effort against intellectual property infringement.

  • ABA provides comments on the USPTO's proposed Patent Ombudsman Pilot Program - November 2009
  • ABA Urges Senate to Act Promptly on Kappos Nomination to Head USPTO
  • Comments to President-Elect Obama Transition Team

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