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Testimony and Comments

Below is a list of statements IPO has issued on various topics within the last seven years.

 

IP Associations Letter to Wilbur Ross re Shared Services, 10/02/2017
Comments to American Technology Counsel re: Draft IT Modernization Report, 09/15/2017
IPO Comments on Including Digital Sequence Information in Convention on Biological Diversity and Nagoya Protocol, 09/08/2017
IPO Letter to USTR re: NAFTA Renegotiation, 08/11/2017
IPO Comments for Proposed Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices Revision, 07/28/2017
IPO Comments on Proposed Regulations Amending the PMNOC, 07/27/2017
IPO Response to USPTO Request for Comments on Modernizing Document Recordation, 07/17/2017
IPO Letter on Draft Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Relating to Civil or Commercial Matters, 07/07/2017
IPO Comments on Brazil's Draft Patent Examination Guidelines, 05/12/2017
IPO Comments on China's Draft Anti-Monopoly Guidelines, 04/21/2017
IPO Comments on Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law, 04/03/2017
IPO Recommends Qualifications for Register of Copyrights, 03/09/2017
IPO Letter Supporting HIPLA Amicus Brief in Texas Supreme Court, 02/27/2017
IPO 2017 Special 301 Review Hearing Statement and Intent to Testify, 02/09/2017
IPO 2017 Special 301 Review Comment, 02/09/2017
IPO Section 101 Task Force Report on Legislation to Amend Patent Act Section, 02/07/2017
IPO Comments on Copyright Reform Proposal, 02/01/2017
IPO Response to USPTO Request for Comments on Examination Time Goals, 01/30/2017
IPO Letter to President-elect Trump re: Key Issues for IP Owners, 12/22/2016
IPO Comments Concerning Proposed Revision of the Duty to Disclose Information in Patent Applications and Reexamination Proceedings, 12/22/2016
IPO Comments on “Revival of Abandoned Applications, Reinstatement of Abandoned Applications and Cancelled or Expired Registrations, and Petitions to the Director”, 12/20/2016
IPO Comments to USPTO on Proposed Rule Recognizing Privileged Communications Between Clients and Patent Practitioners at PTAB, 12/19/2016
IPO Letter to President-elect Trump re:  USPTO Director Qualifications, 12/09/2016
IPO Comments on USPTO Patent-Fee-Setting, 12/02/2016
IPO Comments to SIPO on Draft Patent Examination Guidelines, 11/25/2016
IPO Comments on USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot Program, 11/14/2016
IPO Comments to USPTO on Leveraging Electronic Resources to Retrieve Information from Applicant’s Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance, 10/25/2016
IPO Comments on Exceptions and Limitations for IP Rights, 09/23/2016
IPO Comments on “Changes in Requirements for Affidavits or Declarations of Use, Continued Use, or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases,” 81 Fed. Reg. 120, 08/19/2016
IPO Comments to Indian Patent Office on CRI Guidelines, 07/28/2016
Letter from Congressman Issa and Others to U.S. Department of Commerce and USPTO re Shared Services Initiative, 07/18/2016
IPO Comments on SEC Concept Release re IP Disclosures , 07/15/2016
IPO Letter to USPTO re: Trademark Fees, 07/07/2016
IPO Comments to USPTO re:  Written Description for Design Patent Applications, 06/14/2016
IPO Comments to USPTO on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proposed Rule Changes, 05/27/2016
IPO Comments to USPTO on Improving Patent Quality Measurement, 05/18/2016
IPO Comments on Proposed Draft Indonesian Patent Bill, 05/10/2016
IPO B+ Harmonization Comments - JPO Work Stream, 04/22/2016
IPO Comments on IPO B+ Harmonization - EPO Work Stream, 04/15/2016
IPO Letter to the Librarian of Congress on Information Technology Upgrades, 03/31/2016
IPO Comments Regarding China's Proposed Amendment to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, 03/24/2016
IPO’s Submission of Topics for USPTO Quality Case Studies, 02/12/2016
IPO Testimony Before the U.S. Trade Representative's Special 301 Committee, 02/05/2016
IPO Comments to USTR on 2016 Special 301 Review, 02/05/2016
IPO Comments on Draft Anti-Monopoly Guidelines on Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights (People's Republic of China), 01/20/2016
IPO Comments on Draft Revision of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China, 01/01/2016
IPO Comments to ITC re Proposed Rules of General Application, Adjudication, and Enforcement, 12/04/2015
IPO Comments to Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, 11/30/2015
IPO Comments on India’s Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 11/25/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO on Proposed Patent Fee Adjustment, 11/25/2015
IPO Letter to the Department of Commerce on Shared Services Initiative, 11/13/2015
IPO Comments to the USPTO on the Trademark Fee Adjustment Proposal, 11/10/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO on July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, 11/04/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO on Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the PTAB, 10/20/2015
IPO Comments to IPEC re Development of the Joint Strategic Plan, 10/16/2015
IPO Comments to Copyright Office re Mass Digitization Pilot Program, 10/08/2015
IPO Comments on the Canadian Draft IP Enforcement Guidelines, 08/10/2015
IPO Comments to the Japan Fair Trade Commission on the Partial Amendment of the IP Guidelines (Draft), 08/05/2015
IPO Letter re: Fees of the UPC – User consultation, 07/31/2015
IPO Comments on Group B+ Objectives and Principles Paper, 07/23/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO re Enhancing Patent Quality, 05/07/2015
IPO Comments to SIPO on Draft Revision of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China, 04/28/2015
IPO Letter to EPO re: Unitary Patent Annuity Fees, 04/13/2015
IPO Comments to the Copyright Office re: In the Matter of Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies Under 17 U.S.C. 1201 - Proposed Class 26, 03/27/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO on Section 101 Interim Eligibility Guidance, 03/16/2015
IPO Comments to USPTO on Domestic and International Issues Related to Privileged Communications Between Patent Practitioners and Their Clients, 02/25/2015
IPO Letter to European Commission on Standards, 02/15/2015
Herb Wamsley’s Statement to House Judiciary Committee re: How Recent Supreme Court Cases Affected Need for Patent Litigation Reform, 02/12/2015
Statement of Herbert Wamsley Before House Subcommitee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, 02/12/2015
IPO Comments to USTR on Special 301 Review, 02/06/2015
IPO Response to First Draft of the National IPR Policy, 01/29/2015
IPO Comments in Response to Federal Register Notice on Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 09/16/2014
IPO Comments in Response to Federal Register Notice on Optimum First Action and Total Patent Pendency, 09/15/2014
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
Thaddeus Burns’s Testimony to House IP Subcommittee re: Trade Secrets, 06/24/2014
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 Letter to Senator Feinstein in Support of the Patent Fee Integrity Act, 03/12/2014
IPO Testimony Before the U.S. Trade Representative's Special 301 Committee, 02/25/2014
IPO Comments to Judicial Conference on Proposed Rule Changes, 02/18/2014
IPO Letter to USTR re: 2014 Special 301 Review, 02/07/2014
IPO Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Changes to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs, 02/04/2014
IPO Comments on Department of Commerce Green Paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy, 01/17/2014
IPO Comments to FTC re: PAE Reports: Paperwork Comment; Project No. P131203, 12/16/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO re: Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2014-2018, 12/04/2013
IPO Letter to ICANN re: ICANN’s New gTLD Registry Agreement, 12/02/2013
IPO Letter re Privilege in Canada, 11/20/2013
IPO Letter Supporting H.R. 3349 , 10/29/2013
IPO Comments on Notice of Public Consultation on Rules of Procedure for Unified Patent Court, 09/30/2013
IPO Letter to OMB re: Reconsideration of Whether the USPTO is Subject to Sequestration, 08/12/2013
IPO Comments to IPEC re: Review of Exclusion Order Enforcement Processes, 07/19/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO re: WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore, 07/15/2013
IPO Letter to EPO re Unitary Patent, 06/27/2013
IPO Comments to European Commission on Proposed New Block Exemption for Technology Transfer Agreements , 05/17/2013
IPO Opposition to EMA Disclosure of Data in Marketing Authorisation Dossiers, 05/07/2013
IPO Comments on Patent Small Claims Proceeding, 04/29/2013
IPO Comments re Request for Public Comments on "Trade Secret Theft Strategy Legislative Review", 04/22/2013
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 Comments to USPTO re WIPO VIP Treaty and Related Patent Law Concerns, 04/15/2013
IPO Letter to USPTO re US Delegation to WIPO IGC, 04/02/2013
IPO Comments to the USPTO on Matters Related to the Harmonization of Substantive Patent Law, 03/20/2013
IPO Letter to Copyright Office on Notice of Inquiry Regarding “Orphan Works and Mass Digitization", 03/06/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO in Response to Federal Register Notice on Requests for Continued Examination, 02/04/2013
IPO Comments to FTC re In the Matter of Motorola Mobility and Google, 01/31/2013
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 on SAC Regulatory Measures on National Standards Involving Patents (Chinese), 01/22/2013
IPO Comments on SAC Regulatory Measures on National Standards Involving Patents (Interim), 01/18/2013
IPO Comments in Response to ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse "Strawman Solution", 01/15/2013
IPO Comments to USPTO Regarding Representation Rules of Practice, 12/17/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on PCT 20/20 Agreement, 11/12/2012
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 ITC re Proposed Rules of General Application, Adjudication and Enforcement, 09/10/2012
IPO Comments on the Draft Revision of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China, 09/09/2012
Letter to USPTO and NTIA on New Generic Top Level Domain Names, 08/29/2012
IPO Comments on Development of the IPEC Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property, 08/10/2012
IPO Letter to Congress Opposing H.R. 3889, the "Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act", 07/31/2012
IPO Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 6215, To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to correct an error in the provision relating to remedies for dilution, 07/31/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on Sequence Listing Proposals, 07/16/2012
IPO Comments to CBP on Disclosure of Information for Certain IP Rights Enforced at the Border, 06/25/2012
IPO Comments to USPTO on the Feasibility of Placing Economically Significant Patents Under a Secrecy Order, 06/20/2012
IPO Letter to Negotiators of the Rio + 20 Conference, 06/19/2012
IPO Comments to ICANN Regarding .com Registry Agreement Renewal, 05/17/2012
IPO Testimony in the House Judiciary Committee on AIA Implementation, 05/16/2012
Joint Association Letter on the Importance of Strong IP Protections in the TPP Negotiations, 05/08/2012
IPO Comments to OMB Regarding Circular A-119 on Standards Setting, 04/30/2012
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 Position Regarding Comments on Defensive Applications for New gTLDs, 03/21/2012
Joint Letter by IPO and Others Regarding the Rio+20 Conference, 03/21/2012
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 Comments on Fee Setting Presented at the February 15, 2012 PPAC Hearing, 02/29/2012
IPO Comments to ICANN Regarding Defensive Applications for New gTLDs, 02/27/2012
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 Senate Leadership Urging an Anomaly for the USPTO, 09/23/2011
IPO Comments on USPTO Provisions in H.J. Res. 79, 09/21/2011
IPO Letter to USPTO Opposing 18 Month Abstract Only Publication, 08/31/2011
IPO Response to Australia Relating to Future Developments Affecting IP, Innovation, Trade and Genetic Resources, 07/29/2011
IPO Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee on S. 27, Reverse Payments, 07/19/2011
IPO Comments re Oracle v. usedSoft, 07/07/2011
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 Letter to the FTC on IP and Standards Setting, 06/14/2011
IPO Letter to House Leadership Supporting Sect. 22 of H.R. 1249, 06/08/2011
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 Comments to USPTO Regarding the Trademark Trilateral Meeting, 04/11/2011
IPO Letter to PTO on 112 Guidelines, 04/11/2011
IPO Comments to European Commission on IPR Enforcement Directive, 03/31/2011
Letter to U.S. Government on Standards Setting and Conformance in China, 03/14/2011
IPO Letter to NIST Re: Feedback on Standardization, 03/07/2011
IPO Comments to USPTO on Track I, 03/07/2011
IPO Letter to NTIA on the ICANN Rollout of New gTLDs, 03/02/2011
IPO Letter to the Senate on First-to-File, 02/25/2011
IPO Letter to Senate Leadership on PTO FY 2011 PTO Funding, 02/17/2011
IPO Comments to USTR in Response to the Final Version of ACTA, 02/15/2011
Letter to Congress Regarding Counterfeiting and Piracy, 02/15/2011
TPP IP Task Force Letter to USTR Ambassador Kirk, 02/07/2011
IPO ITC Public Interest Comments, 01/14/2011
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
Industry Trilateral Recommendations on Patent Quality, 12/29/2010
IPO Comments on Draft Manual of Indian Patent Office Practice and Procedure, 12/09/2010
IPO Letter to House Appropriators on PTO Funding, 11/24/2010
IPO Comments on Proposed Program for Incentivizing Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing Through the Intellectual Property System, 11/19/2010
IPO Letter to Senate Appropriators on PTO Funding, 10/24/2010
IPO Letter Regarding EU Patents, 10/07/2010
IPO, AIPLA and IPL Letter on USPTO Funding and 2010 Continuing Resolution, 10/01/2010
IPO Letter to Congress on the 2010 Continuing Resolution, 09/28/2010
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 Letter to WIPO on WIPO/GRTKF/IC/16/6 (Genetic Resources: Revised List of Options), 07/30/2010
IPO Letter Supporting Protection for Trade Secrets in H.R. 3534, 07/29/2010
IPO Comments to ICANN on the Draft Applicant Guidebook, Version 4, 07/21/2010
IPO Letter Opposing Provisions of H.R. 4899 Regarding Reverse Payment Settlements in ANDA Cases, 07/21/2010
IPO Comments on New Zealand Patent Law, 07/16/2010
IPO Letter to Senate Appropriators Regarding PTO Supplemental For FY2010, 07/16/2010
IPO, AIPLA, ABA Letter to Secretary Locke, 07/14/2010
IPO Submission for ITC Investigation No. 332-514_China, 07/12/2010
IPO Comments to USTR Kirk Re: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Public Pre-decisional/Deliberative Draft April 2010, 06/25/2010
IPO Comments Regarding the Draft EC Horizontal Guidelines, 06/18/2010
IPO Letter to White House Regarding Judicial Qualifications, 06/14/2010
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 Counterfeiting Enforcement, 03/24/2010
IPO Comments to China on Draft National Standards Rules - Chinese, 03/01/2010
IPO Comments to China on Draft National Standards Rules, 03/01/2010
IPO Comments on Proposed BPAI Rules, 02/26/2010
IPO Comments to USPTO PCT Task Force, 01/08/2010