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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD04 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Appeals Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board 
Abstract: The Agency is considering proposing revisions to rules governing appeals of adverse examiners decisions before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 41   
Legal Authority: 36 U.S.C. 6   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2017 
NPRM Comment Period End  05/00/2017 
Final Rule  08/00/2017 
Final Rule Effective  10/00/2017 
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:
Linda Horner
Administrative Patent Judge
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1451,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-4596
Fax:571 273-4596
Email: linda.horner@uspto.gov