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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AC91 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Corrections to Representation of Others Before the USPTO 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. This document amends part 11 (Representation of others before the USPTO) of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations to correct any discrepancies. These changes reflect an ongoing effort to provide clear rules for those who practice before the USPTO.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 11    37 CFR 1    37 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)    35 U.S.C. 32   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
NPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2017 
Final Rule  04/00/2017 
Final Rule Effective  05/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Covey
Deputy General Counsel and Director for Enrollment and Discipline
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone:571 272-4097
Fax:571 273-0074