MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

Art MacCord is a patent attorney with 40 years of experience. He keeps an eye on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office for new rules and practice tips of interest to intellectual property attorneys. Find his latest updates here.

May 15, 2019

Changes To Pre-Examination Notices In Patent Cases

May 6, 2019

The U.S. Copyright Office Adopted a Final Rule Regarding Registration of Architectural Works

The U.S. Copyright Office Has Issued a Report On Moral Rights

April 11, 2019

New Web System for Ordering Certified Copies of Patent and Trademark Documents

Copyright Office Launches Strategic Plan 2019–2023

April 3, 2019

New Web System for Ordering Certified Copies of Patent and Trademark Documents

USPTO Technology Centers 3600 and 3700 Customer Partnership Meeting

Karyn A. Temple Is Named Register of Copyrights

March 27, 2019

Changes to Requirements for Seed Deposits at American Type Culture Collection and Advanced Notice of Change to Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule Regarding Schedules of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and Notices of Contact Information for Transmitting Entities

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule Updating Section 115 Compulsory License Regulations

Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

Feb. 21, 2019

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Final Rule Establishing Group Registration for Unpublished Works

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Updated Rule Relating to Group Registration of Newspapers

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule Amending Freedom of Information Act Practices and Procedures

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Requirement of U.S. Licensed Attorney for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants: Click here and here.

Jan. 28, 2019

Changes to classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (Nice Agreement), effective January 1, 2019: Click here and here.

Expedited Trademark Registration Cancellation Pilot Program

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announces revised guidance for determining subject matter eligibility

Authentication Changes for Registered Users of EFS-Web and Private PAIR

Consolidated Listing Of Official Gazette Notices Re Patent And Trademark Office Practices And Procedures

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Create Group Registration Option for Short Online Literary Works

Copyright Office Proposes Updates to Regulations Governing Procedures for Registering Architectural Works

Copyright Office Releases “Copyright and Visual Works: The Legal Landscape of Opportunities and Challenges”

 

Dec. 5, 2018

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule Relating to Group Registration Options for Newsletters and Serials

The 2018 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report

Nov. 28, 2018

Interim Procedure for Requesting Recalculation of the Patent Term Adjustment With Respect to Information Disclosure Statements Accompanied by a Safe Harbor Statement

Nov. 20, 2018

Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative

Copyright Royalty Judges Publish Notice Of Inquiry Regarding Modifications and Amendments To CRB Regulations Following Enactment Of A New Law Regarding The Music Industry

Nov. 13, 2018

USPTO issued the October 2018 TMEP

Nov. 2, 2018

USPTO to Deposit Certified Copies of U.S. Design Applications as Priority Documents via World Intellectual Property Organization Digital Access Service

Authentication Change for EFS-Web and PAIR

Motion to Amend Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings under the AIA before the Patent Trial Appeal Board: Request for comments

Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board: Final Rule

Unauthorized changes to USPTO trademark files

Copyright: Final Rule Published in Seventh Triennial Section 1201 Proceeding

Oct. 26, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rule and Notice of Inquiry Regarding Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

U.S. Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Registration Modernization

July 25, 2018

New Pilot Program for Submitting Documents in Text Format in New Utility Patent Applications

Patent Cooperation Treaty Collaborative Search and Examination Pilot Project between the IP5 Offices

June 15, 2018

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing

June 10, 2018

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing,  Federal Register Comment period ends July 30, 2018

TC 2800 Circuits Customer Partnership Meeting – Webcast June 13, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Raising its Fees

May 25, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Group Registration of Serials and Newsletters

U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

April 26, 2018

Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board  (Proposed Rulemaking)

Improved Functionality for Global Dossier for Patents

Request for Comments on Determining Whether a Patent Claim Element Is Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional for Purposes of Subject Matter Eligibility

Changes in Examination Procedure Pertaining to Subject Matter Eligibility

Copyright Office Proposes Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

Streamlined protest procedure for reporting improper trademark specimens

National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced the 2018 class of inductees.

Examination guide on international trademark class headings

Notice of Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Ninth Edition, Revision of January 2018

Changes to Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations at the USPTO