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

Art MacCord is a patent attorney with 38 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.

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