Tag Archives: 37 CFR

USPTO Regulatory "Look Back" Leaves IDS Rules Behind

The UPTO has announced a preliminary plan for the retrospective analysis of USPTO regulations it will undertake pursuant to Executive Order 13563 (“Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review”). The July 7, 2011 Federal Register Notice primarily refers to information on the Department of Commerce website, but includes an open invitation for public comments and suggestions. The … Continue reading this entry

Revising U.S. Patent Regulations

If Director Kappos would grant you three wishes to revise the USPTO’s regulations (37 CFR), what would they be? This is not a fairy tale. Last week, the USPTO announced its “preliminary plan to review its existing significant regulations in response to the President’s Executive Order 13563 on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” The USPTO is soliciting … Continue reading this entry