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IPO frequently provides comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other administrative agencies in response to Federal Register Notices of proposed rulemakings and other IP policy issues. IPO urges laws and legislation to improve patent quality, decrease pendency, and provide certainty.

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IPO Comments to USPTO re Enhancing Patent Quality, 05/07/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO in Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Changes to Patent Term Adjustment in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Novartis v. Lee, 08/18/2014
IPO Comments to USPTO on Preliminary Examination Instructions in View of the Supreme Court Decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l  , 07/31/2014
IPO Comments to USPTO on Mayo-Myriad Guidance, 07/31/2014
IPO Comments to the USPTO’s on Proposed Changes to Require Identification of Attributable Owner, 04/24/2014
IPO Comments in Response to USPTO “Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on the Written Description Requirement for Design Applications”, 03/14/2014
IPO Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs, 02/04/2014
IPO Comments to USPTO re: Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2014-2018, 12/04/2013
IPO Comments on Patent Small Claims Proceeding, 04/29/2013
IPO Response to the USPTO’s Request for Comments … for Partnership for Enhancement of Quality of Software-Related Patents, 04/16/2013
IPO Response to the USPTO’s “Request for Comments on Preparation of Patent Applications”, 04/16/2013
IPO Letter to USPTO re US Delegation to WIPO IGC, 04/02/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO in Response to Federal Register Notice on Requests for Continued Examination, 02/04/2013
IPO Comments in response to Notice of Proposed Requirements for Recordation of Real-Party-in-Interest Information Throughout Application Pendency and Patent Term, 01/29/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO Regarding Representation Rules of Practice, 12/17/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse, 11/11/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees, 10/31/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications, 10/22/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed First Inventor to File Guidelines, 10/09/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on Sequence Listing Proposals, 07/16/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on the Feasibility of Placing Economically Significant Patents Under a Secrecy Order, 06/20/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules to Implement the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 04/09/2012
IPO Comments on the Proposed Rules on the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents -- Definition of Technological Invention, 04/09/2012
IPO Comments on Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearings on Genetic Diagnostic Testing, 03/26/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules Changes to Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and to Revise Reexamination Fees, 03/23/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules Changes to Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act , 03/06/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules Changes to Implement Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 03/05/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules Changes to Implement the Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties Provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, 03/05/2012
IPO Comments on Proposed Rules on Implementation of Statute of Limitations Provision for Office of Disciplinary Proceedings, 03/05/2012
IPO Letter to the USPTO Regarding Comments on Additional USPTO Satellite Offices, 01/30/2012
IPO Letter to the USPTO Regarding Patent Ownership Information, 01/23/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO Regarding IPR and PGR Regulations in the AIA, 11/21/2011
IPO Comments to USPTO on Group 2 Rulemakings Sections 4, 6, and 8 of AIA, 11/21/2011
IPO Comments on Changes at the USPTO in the Wake of the Therasense Decision, 09/26/2011
IPO Letter to USPTO on Changes in Requirements for Specifications and Affidavits, 09/23/2011
IPO Letter to USPTO Opposing 18 Month Abstract Only Publication, 08/31/2011
IPO Comments to USPTO on Streamlined Patent Reexamination Proceedings, 06/29/2011
IPO Letter to PTO Regarding TTAB Participation in Settlement Discussions, 06/20/2011
IPO Comments to the USPTO on Proposed Patent Term Adjustment Revisions, 05/06/2011
IPO Comments to USPTO on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, 04/29/2011
IPO Letter to PTO on 112 Guidelines, 04/11/2011
IPO Comments to USPTO on Track I, 03/07/2011
IPO Comments on Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals, 01/13/2011
IPO Response to USPTO Study on Trademark Litigation Tactics, 01/07/2011
IPO Comments on Proposed Program for Incentivizing Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing Through the Intellectual Property System, 11/19/2010
IPO Comments to PTO re: Examiner Guidelines after Bilski, 09/27/2010
IPO Comments on Three-Track Examination Proposal, 08/20/2010
IPO Comments on “Proposed Changes to Restriction Practice in Patent Applications,” 75 Fed. Reg. 33584, 08/13/2010
IPO Comments on USPTO Draft Strategic Plan 2010-2015, 08/03/2010
IPO Comments re: Strategic Plan, 08/02/2010
IPO Comments on Proposed Change to Missing Parts Practice, 06/14/2010
IPO Letter to Commissioner Beresford on Trademarks Next Generation, 04/13/2010
IPO Comments to USPTO RE: Trademarks Next Generation, 04/12/2010
IPO Comments on Proposed BPAI Rules, 02/26/2010