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

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
Timetable:
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
Email: lee.kyu@uspto.gov