Tag Archives: Real Party In Interest (RPI)

The Complexities Of The USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rules

The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the “attributable owner” of patent applications and patents. As discussed in this article, the proposed definition of  “attributable owner” reaches far beyond title holder (assignee), and includes parties with standing to enforce the patent (including exclusive licensees), ultimate parent entities as defined in 16 … Continue reading this entry

The USPTO Does Not Need The Onerous Proposed Attributable Owner Rules

The Federal Register Notice promulgating the proposed Attributable Owner rules offers some lofty justifications for the rules. Because the rules have been promulgated pursuant to a White House initiative, they are likely to take effect in some form, but applicants and stakeholders should not miss the opportunity to submit comments and suggestions to the USPTO … Continue reading this entry

USPTO Proposes Real Party In Interest Patent Rules

A year after its “Roundtable on Proposed Requirements for Recordation of Real Party-in-Interest Information Throughout Application Pendency and Patent Term,” and six months after the White House Task Force on High-Tech Patent Issues made requiring patent applicants and owners to regularly update ownership and “ultimate parent entity” information one of its key initiatives, the USPTO has published proposed … Continue reading this entry

USPTO Proposes To Require Disclosure Of Patent Ownership, Exclusive Licenses

Last year, on November 23, 2011, the USPTO announced that it was considering collecting information on patent ownership and requiring disclosure of patent ownership information throughout the patent application process. Although written comments were due by January 23, 2011, the USPTO has not issued any response to public comments. Instead, in a Federal Register Notice issued November … Continue reading this entry