The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) today implementing the suggestions it received on expanding the patent bar following its October 18, 2022, request for public input on the topic.
The USPTO last year requested public comment on two FRNs that attempted to expand opportunities to practice in front of the agency. The Office said at the time it planned to “expand the admission criteria of our patent bar to encourage broader participation and to keep up with the ever-evolving technology and related teachings that qualify someone to practice before the USPTO.”
Now, following review of the comments received, the USPTO published an FRN implementing the suggested changes. According to a press release issued today, the changes include: Raed more