Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle


dig deep

USPTO Publishes Relief Notice for Patent and Trademark Applicants Affected by Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

  • 03.17.11

The USPTO has published a notice implementing certain relief if an applicant (inventor/assignee or correspondence address) is in an area of Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami. If a reply is due to an Office action or notice of allowance, or other USPTO notice, and the time period (either statutory or non-statutory) set for response has not yet expired, the USPTO will withdraw the office’s communication and reissue it.

The request must be made using PTO form PTO/SB/425 (not yet available) or by making a request accompanied by a copy of this notice. 

There are also provisions for maintenance fee payments. Please read the notice for more details.

Related Services

Sort By Media Type

Sort By Media Type
  • AlertAlert
  • BriefsBriefs
  • Comments to USPTOComments to USPTO
  • Design Patent Case DigestDesign Patent Case Digest
  • MultimediaMultimedia
  • News & ArticlesNews & Articles
  • Press ReleasePress Release
  • VideoVideo
  • WebinarWebinar

Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. will not be considered confidential or privileged, may be disclosed to others, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Sterne Kessler.  If you are not already a client of Sterne Kessler, do not include any confidential information in this message.