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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD51 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Fee Reductions for Prizes and Awards in Agency Competitions 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) amends its rules to provide for the availability of certain awards in Agency competitions.

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 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 1   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  06/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kyu S. Lee
Associate Counsel
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
Office of the General Counsel, P. O. Box 1450, Madison East, 10th Floor,
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone:571 272-6421
Fax:571 273-0099