Efforts Before the Executive Branch

  • Executive Branch: September 2, 2021
    Comments to the USTPO on Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence Study
  • Executive Branch: August 12, 2021
    Comments to the USPTO on the Examination Guide entitled “Generic.com Terms after USPTO v. Booking.com”
  • Executive Branch: July 16, 2021
    Letter to the USPTO on implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act
  • Executive Branch: May 24, 2021
    Comments to the USPTO, regarding updates to requirements for admission to Patent Bar
  • Executive Branch: March 15, 2021
    Comments to the Commissioner of Trademarks, USPTO, regarding implementation of the Trademark Modernization Act
  • Executive Branch: January 6, 2021
    Letter to the USPTO on proposed continuing legal education requirements for patent practitioners
  • Executive Branch: December 22, 2020
    Comments to the Biden Presidential Transition Team on IP issues
  • Executive Branch: December 21, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO on its study of state sovereign immunity and its impact on trademark infringement
  • Executive Branch: December 21, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO on the application of traditional doctrines of contributory and/or vicarious trademark infringement liability in e-commerce settings
  • Executive Branch: December 17, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board regarding issuance of precedential decisions. The section was joined in the comments by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Executive Branch: November 18, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board on discretion to institute trials before the PTAB
  • Executive Branch: September 28, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO, Office of Enrollment and Discipline, on changes to the regulations on representation of others
  • Executive Branch: July 29, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO on proposed trademark fee adjustments
  • Executive Branch: July 17, 2020
    Letter to the USPTO on SPC’s Six Draft Judicial Interpretations and Guidance
  • Executive Branch: July 13, 2020
    Comments to the USPTO on the COVID–19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program
  • Executive Branch: June 26, 2020
    Letter to USPTO on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PTAB Rules of Practice
  • Executive Branch: May 11, 2020
    Comments to the USPTO Regarding the SPC’s Draft Implementation Plan and Draft Guidelines Regarding the Enforcement of IP Judgments
  • Executive Branch: March 10, 2020
    Letter to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board concerning issuance of precedential decisions
  • Executive Branch: January 9, 2020 
    Comments to the USPTO on intellectual property protection for artificial intelligence innovation
  • Executive Branch: December 20, 2019 
    Comments to the USPTO on “Rules of Practice to Allocate the Burden of Persuasion on Motions to Amend in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board”
  • Executive Branch: December 3, 2019 
    Comments to the USPTO on “Patent Term Adjustment Reductions in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Supernus Pharm., Inc. v. Iancu
  • Executive Branch: November 8, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO on patent-related issues regarding AI inventions
  • Executive Branch: November 6, 2019
    Comments to the Customs and Border Protection agency on abandoned merchandise
  • Executive Branch: October 24, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO TTAB regarding issuance of precedential decisions
  • Executive Branch: October 8, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO regarding proposed trademark fee increases
  • Executive Branch: September 30, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO on Settling and Adjusting Patent Fees 
  • Executive Branch: September 30, 2019
    Letter to USPTO Director, Andrei Iancu, noting policy resolutions adopted by Section in August 
  • Executive Branch: July 29, 2019 
    Comments to the Department of Commerce on counterfeit and pirated goods trafficking and recommendations
  • Executive Branch: June 28, 2019
    Supplemental comments to the USPTO on the report required by the SUCCESS Act – Initial Assignee
  • Executive Branch: June 28, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO on the report required by the SUCCESS Act
  • Executive Branch: June 25, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO TTAB on proposed changes to the Standard Protective Order
  • Executive Branch: March 20, 2019
    Comments to the Commissioner for Trademarks, USPTO, on a requirement of U.S. licensed attorneys for foreign trademark applicants and registrants.
  • Executive Branch: March 7, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO on the “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance"
  • Executive Branch: March 7, 2019
    Comments to the USPTO on “Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations for Compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112” Guidance
  • Executive Branch: December 13, 2018
    Comments to the USPTO on Motion to Amend Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings under the America Invents Act before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Executive Branch: November 13, 2018
    ABA-IPL Section Comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator on the 2019 Joint Strategic Plan
  • Executive Branch: September 20, 2018
    Comments to the USPTO on the Draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022.
  • Executive Branch: September 5, 2018
    Comments to the USPTO regarding the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule.
  • Executive Branch: August 20, 2018
    ABA Section of IP Law comments, in conjunction with ABA Section of Antitrust Law, with respect to Topic 8 of FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
  • Executive Branch: August 20, 2018
    Letter to the USPTO regarding Letter to the USPTO regarding changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice to mandate electronic filing.
  • Executive Branch: August 20, 2018
    Letter to the USPTO regarding Letter to the USPTO on determining whether a claim element is well-understood, routine, conventional for purposes of subject matter eligibility (Berkheimer memorandum).
  • Executive Branch: July 23, 2018
    Letter to the USPTO regarding principles of patent subject matter eligibility, which represents a consensus by the ABA-IPL, AIPLA and IPO on a statement of principles necessary to any consideration of a possible legislative fix to the current statutory framework for patent eligibility.
  • Executive Branch: July 2, 2018
    Letter to the USPTO regarding changes to the claim construction standard for interpreting claims in trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Executive Branch: March 13, 2018
    Letter to the Director of the USPTO regarding operation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”)’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (“OPIA”).
  • Executive Branch: February 14, 2018
    Comments to the U.S. Trade Representative on intellectual property rights considerations during the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

 

Comments to the U.S. Trademark Office on proposed reduction of fees for trademark applications and renewals - June 18, 2014

ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Proposed Changes in Requirements for Collective Trademarks and Service Marks, Collective Membership Marks, and Certification Marks - May 21, 2014

ABA-IPL Comments USPTO on proposed changes to trademark rules of practice - April 23, 2014

ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on prior art resources - April 23, 2014

ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Post Registration Amendments to Identifications of Goods and Services Due to Technology - November 27, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to USPTO on the Draft 2014-2018 Strategic Plan - November 25, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to USPTO regarding "Making "Real Party-in Interest" the New Default" - October 11, 2013

Comments to Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator on ITC Exclusion Order Enforcement - July 19, 2013

Comments to USPTO regarding authorization to permit foreign patent offices access to search results for pending USPTO patent applications - July 2, 2013

Comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on Technological Upgrades to Registration and Recordation Functions - May 31, 2013

Comments to USPTO on Changes to Implement PLT - May 29, 2013

Letter to the Office of Management and Budget opposing sequestration of USPTO funding – May 20, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to USPTO on Patent Small Claims Proceeding in the U.S. - April 25, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to IPEC on Trade Secrets Legislation - April 22, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Practice – Feb. 1, 2013

ABA-IPL Comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization - Feb. 1, 2013

Comments to International Trade Commission on Proposed Rulemaking - November 16, 2012

 

ABA-IPL Comments to the USPTO on Fee-Setting rule Package, November 1, 2012

Comments to U.S. Trademark Office relating to Amending the First Filing Deadline for Affidavits or Declarations of Use or Excusable Nonuse, October 22, 2012

ABA-IPL Comments to U.S. Trademark Office on Adjustment of Fees for Trademark Applications, October 22, 2012

ABA-IPL Comments to Register of Copyrights re Remedies for Small Copyright Claims, October 18, 2012

Comments to the USPTO on First Inventor to File Rule Package (October 1, 2012)

ABA-IPL Comments to ITC on Proposed Rulemaking - Sept. 21, 2012

Comments to USPTO on Changes to Implementing Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees (August 9, 2012)

Comments to USPTO on Extension of the Full First Office Action Interview Pilot Program (August 9, 2012)

Comments to the USPTO on Need To Review Criteria Used in Determining Secrecy Orders Related to National Security (June 20, 2012)

Comments to the USPTO regarding disclosure of sequence listings using XML (June 20, 2012)

Comments on potential implementation of XML formatting by the USPTO (May 22, 2012)

Comments on the proposed rules relating to business method patents (April 5, 2012)

Comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission regarding electronic discovery (May 2, 2012)

ABA-IPL and ABA Science & Technology Law Sections joint comments to USPTO on genetic diagnostic testing (April 2012)

ABA-IPL comments to USPTO on rulemaking proposals to implement AIA (March 2012)

  1. Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions
  2. "Preissuance Submissions by Third Parties"
  3. "Statue of Limitations Provisions for Office Disciplinary Proceedings."
  4. "Changes To Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions"
  5. "Proposed Patent Fee Schedule"

Comments to the USPTO on Satellite Offices (January 19, 2012)

Comments to the USPTO on Prior User Rights (November 30, 2011)

Pre-Rulemaking Comments to the USPTO on the Implementation of the America Invents Act (November 17, 2011)

Comments to the USPTO on proposed rulemaking relating, inter alia, to the provisions of 37 C.F.R. §1.56 (September 27, 2011)

Comments to the USPTO on Changes in Requirements for Specimens and for Affidavits or Declarations of Continued Use or Excusable Nonuse in Trademark Cases (September 13, 2011)

Comments to the International Trade Commission on implementation of electronic filing (August 16, 2011)

Joint comments to the USPTO's TTAB from the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Participation in Settlement Discussions (June 20, 2011)

Comments to the USPTO on Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review (May 4, 2011)

  • Comments to the USPTO on the Supplementary Examination Guidelines for Determining Compliance with 35 U.S.C. 112 and for Treatment of Related Issues in Patent Applications. (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Changes To Implement the Prioritized Examination Track (Track I) of the Enhanced Examination Timing Control Procedures (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on a proposal for a pilot program entitled Incentivizing Humanitarian Technologies and Licensing through the Intellectual Property System (April 21, 2011)
  • Comments to the USPTO on Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals (February 10, 2011)

  • Technical Comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration's Office of Intellectual Property Rights on Government Programs to Assist Businesses in Protecting Their Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Markets (Nov. 30, 2010)
  • Comments to the Librarian of Congress on qualifications for Register of Copyrights (Nov. 29, 2010)
  • Technical Comments to the Office of International Trade of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection with respect to promoting enhanced communications and greater transparency in the administration of ITC exclusion orders (Nov. 17, 2010)
  • Technical Comments to the USPTO on the Proposed Initiative: Enhanced Examination Timing Control Initiative (Sept. 13, 2010)
  • Comments to the USPTO on the Draft USPTO FY 2010-2015 Strategic Plan (Aug. 31 2010)
  • Comments to the USPTO Commissioner of Patents on Proposed Changes to Restriction Practice in Patent Applications (Aug. 11, 2010)
  • Section provides Technical comments to the Commissioner for Trademarks on the new Trademarks Next Generation Information Technology Initiative
  • Section provides comments to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator on the coordination and strategic planning of the federal effort against intellectual property infringement.
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  • ABA Urges Senate to Act Promptly on Kappos Nomination to Head USPTO
  • Comments to President-Elect Obama Transition Team