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USPTO Extends First Action Interview Program Through November 16

The USPTO has extended the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program to November 16, 2012. According to the notice available on the USPTO’s website, the USPTO is “analyzing feedback obtained in response to the July 9, 2012 request for comments,” which were due by August 8, 2012.… Continue reading this entry

USPTO Extends First Action Interview Program Through August 16

The USPTO has extended the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program to August 16, 2012. According to the Federal Register Notice, the USPTO is “completing a comprehensive review of the program, deciding what, if any, adjustments should be made to the program, and whether the program should be extended further or made permanent.” The USPTO … Continue reading this entry

Did The Pilot Light Go Out On The First Action Interview Program?

The USPTO’s Full First Action Interview Pilot Program expired on May 16, 2012. Although I heard rumors that the program was going to be extended, it has not been extended as of the publication date of this article, and the USPTO’s designated contact person for this program could not indicate whether or when the program … Continue reading this entry

Tidbits From IPO PTO Day

I was co-chair of last week’s IPO PTO Day conference, and it was a great event. The program included several speakers from the USPTO, including Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll, Deputy Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino, Chief Administrative Patent Judge James Smith, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge James Moore, and Administrative Patent Judge Michael Tierney. … Continue reading this entry