Archive: 26 Jun 2012

On 26 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited a notification of denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention

On 26 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited a notification of denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention

On 26 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited a notification of denunciation of the Eurasian Patent Convention, which will take effect on 26 April 2012. This denunciation will not affect granted Eurasian patents or PCT applications filed before 26 April 2012 containing the designation of the Republic of Moldova for a Eurasian patent; these […]

USPTO Adds Advancement of Examination Option to the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program

USPTO Adds Advancement of Examination Option to the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), working in conjunction with the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) announced today that the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program will add a Petition to Make Special component. Schools participating in the program will be allowed a set number of applications to be advanced […]

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot to Sept. 30, 2012

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot to Sept. 30, 2012

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) to Sept. 30, 2012. Originally scheduled to end on June 16, 2012, the extension of the AFCP will give more stakeholders the opportunity to have their patent applications given enhanced consideration after a final rejection. The extension […]