UPDATE: USPTO Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RE: Electronic Issuance of U.S. Patents
Further to our recent communication of December 10, 2021 (linked here), regarding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s proposed transition to electronic issuance of U.S. patents and U.S. trademark registration certificates in 2022, the USPTO has now issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
A copy of the Notice from the Federal Register may be viewed at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-12-15/pdf/2021-27117.pdf
The USPTO is requesting public comments on the Notice until February 14, 2022.We will keep you updated regarding further developments pertaining to this Notice.