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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD60 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Standardization of the Patent Term Adjustment Statement Regarding Information Disclosure Statements 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is revising the rules of practice pertaining to patent term adjustment to require the patent term adjustment statement regarding information disclosure statements to be submitted on a USPTO form. Use of the form will benefit filers by making it more likely the USPTO’s IT system will accurately capture the presence of the statement and take it into account during the initial patent term adjustment calculation. Use of the form will benefit the USPTO by avoiding the need for a manual review of the statement to ensure that it is a proper statement.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 1.704   
Legal Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2022 
NPRM Comment Period End  08/00/2022 
Final Action  11/00/2022 
Final Action Effective  12/00/2022 
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:
Raul Tamayo
Senior Legal Advisor
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P. O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone:571 272-7728
Fax:571 273-7728