USPTO Ex-Parte Patent Practice and Policy Committee
Practice before the USPTO, with respect to the preparation, filing, and prosecution applications for patent and the granting of U.S. patents and related matters not within the scope of other committees, including: (1) regulations related to filing, prosecution and appeals of patent applications, (2) any examination guidelines proposed for use by the Office as a result of BPAI or judicial decisions, (3) administration and staffing issues within the Office; (4) filing, prosecution and grant fees for applications for patent protection; (5) user fee availability to fund the operations of the Office; (6) restriction practices within the Office; and (7) classification systems used within the Office.
ABA-IPL members can join the USPTO Ex-Parte Patent Practice and Policy Committee through IPL Connect. The committee has a designated IPL Connect Community. Select "join community" and once logged in, you will be enrolled in the committee within 24 hours.