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Final Rule Revision of Power of Attorney and Assignment Practice, 1283 Off. Gaz. Pat. Final Rule Revision of Power of Attorney and Assignment Practice, 1283 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 148 (June 22, 2004), 69 Fed. Reg. 29865 (May 26, 2004), (final rule).

Significant Changes Made to Certain Rules § 1. 32 (New Rule) Power of attorney. Significant Changes Made to Certain Rules § 1. 32 (New Rule) Power of attorney. § 1. 33 Correspondence Address; Signature Requirements. § 1. 34 Acting in a Representative Capacity. § 3. 24 Requirements for documents and cover sheets relating to patents and patent applications. § 3. 25 Recording requirements for trademark applications and 3/19/2018 registrations. 2

Main Changes n Power of Attorney related changes: É Limit of ten patent practitioners Main Changes n Power of Attorney related changes: É Limit of ten patent practitioners will be made of record if Customer Number practice is not used. § 1. 32 (new) É Elimination of Associate Power of Attorney practice. § 1. 34 n Assignment changes: É Original assignment document must not be submitted for recordation because the document submitted for recordation will no longer be returned. §§ 3. 24 & 3. 25 3/19/2018 3

Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32 (a) & (b) n 37 CFR Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32 (a) & (b) n 37 CFR 1. 32(a) sets forth the following definitions: É Power of attorney, É Principal, É Revocation, and É Customer Number (CN) n 37 CFR 1. 32(b) sets forth power of attorney requirements: É Must be in writing, É Name one or more representatives in compliance with § 1. 32(c), É Give the representative power to act on behalf of the principal, and É Be signed by the applicant for patent (§ 1. 41(b)) or the 4 3/19/2018

Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32(c) n A power of attorney must Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32(c) n A power of attorney must name as representative either: (1) one or more joint inventor; (2) up to ten registered patent attorneys or registered patent agents; or (3) those registered patent practitioners associated with a Customer Number. A Power of Attorney cannot be to both a list of practitioners and a Customer Number. 3/19/2018 5

Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32(c) n If a power of attorney Power of Attorney; New 37 CFR 1. 32(c) n If a power of attorney names more than ten patent practitioners É power of attorney must be accompanied by a separate paper indicating which ten patent practitioners named in the power of attorney are to be recognized by the Office as being of record in application or patent to which the power of attorney is directed. É If no separate paper, no power of attorney will be entered. É The separate paper can be signed by one of the attorneys or agents of record, by a patent attorney or agent acting in a representative capacity, the assignee, acting pursuant to 37 CFR 3. 73(b), or by all of the applicants. 6 3/19/2018 É The separate paper cannot request that a Customer

Correspondence Address § 1. 33(a) n n 3/19/2018 The Office will use the address Correspondence Address § 1. 33(a) n n 3/19/2018 The Office will use the address associated with a Customer Number if given, over a typed correspondence address, when more than one correspondence address is given. The Correspondence address given in an Application Data Sheet (§ 1. 76) is given priority over any other correspondence address given. 7

Signature Requirements for Amendments and Other Papers § 1. 33(b) n Correspondence to the Signature Requirements for Amendments and Other Papers § 1. 33(b) n Correspondence to the Office must be signed by: É A registered patent attorney or patent agent of record appointed in compliance with § 1. 32(b) É A registered patent attorney or patent agent not of record who acts in a representative capacity under the provisions of § 1. 34 É An assignee as provided for under § 3. 71(b) (unchanged) É All of the applicants for patent (unchanged) 3/19/2018 8

Acting in a Representative Capacity § 1. 34 n Paragraph (b) of § 1. Acting in a Representative Capacity § 1. 34 n Paragraph (b) of § 1. 34 has been deleted. n § 1. 34 is now a single paragraph (revising prior § 1. 34(a)) limited to acting in a representative capacity. n A registered patent attorney or patent agent not of record but acting in a representative capacity must specify his/her: É Registration number É Name (new requirement) É Signature 3/19/2018 9

Acting in a Representative Capacity § 1. 34 n Associate Power of Attorney practice Acting in a Representative Capacity § 1. 34 n Associate Power of Attorney practice has been eliminated (prior § 1. 34(b)) É Customer Number practice allows the list of patent practitioners associated with an application to be changed easily É Use sample form “Authorization to Act in a Representative Capacity” to expressly authorize another practitioner to conduct an interview (available at www. uspto. gov, on the forms page; http: //www. uspto. gov/web/forms/sb 0084. pdf). ü As many practitioners can be given an express authorization to act in a representative capacity as is necessary. n Associate Powers of Attorney filed before the effective date of the rule change will continue to have effect. 3/19/2018 10

Assignment: Only Copies Should be Submitted for Recordation n 37 CFR 3. 24 (patents) Assignment: Only Copies Should be Submitted for Recordation n 37 CFR 3. 24 (patents) and 3. 25 (trademarks) are amended to provide: É É Only a copy of an original assignment document may be submitted for recording Electronic filing of assignment documents permitted n n 3/19/2018 The Notice of Recordation returned to the applicant has been revised to reflect the title of the invention and docket number stored in the Office’s electronic records, if the notice of recordation is for a single property (application or patent) Assignment documents must be submitted on 8. 5 x 11 inch paper or DIN size A 4 11

Issuance of Patent to Assignee: Assignment must be submitted for Recordation n § 3. Issuance of Patent to Assignee: Assignment must be submitted for Recordation n § 3. 81 is amended to modify the practice relating to issuance of a patent to an assignee É after payment of an issue fee, a request for a certificate of correction must be filed in order to obtain issuance of the patent to an assignee. É if assignment information is submitted after payment of the issue fee, the patent document will not include the assignment information ü assignment information will be included in a certificate of correction. n Discontinues the practice of allowing a patent to issue to an assignee when an assignment has not 12 3/19/2018

What is a Customer Number? n A Customer Number is a number that may What is a Customer Number? n A Customer Number is a number that may be used to: 1. Designate the correspondence address of a patent application (the address associated with the Customer Number will be used for the correspondence address); 2. Designate the fee address (§ 1. 363) of a patent (the fee associated with the Customer Number will be used for the fee address); and 3. Designate the power of attorney (a list of registered patent practitioners associated with the Customer Number will be recognized as having the power of attorney). 3/19/2018 13

Why Use A Customer Number? n Using a Customer Number for the Correspondence Address Why Use A Customer Number? n Using a Customer Number for the Correspondence Address will allow pro se applicants, or an applicant’s representatives, access to private PAIR. n The Office highly recommends that all patent practitioners and applicants have access to private PAIR. n To learn how to obtain a customer number and access private PAIR contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC) É Website: www. uspto. gov/ebc; É Toll Free: (800)786 -9199 or (703) 305 -3028 É Fax: (703) 308 -2840 É E-mail: ebc@uspto. gov 3/19/2018 14

Why Use Private PAIR? Private PAIR allows: § § View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications (added Why Use Private PAIR? Private PAIR allows: § § View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications (added in August 2003) § Pre-Grant Publication Review § Download Cited US References § Search applications by Customer Number or Attorney Docket Number § Change Correspondence Address to a New or Different CN § 3/19/2018 IFW Access (added in June 2003) (Coming to public PAIR in Summer 2004) Examiner Name Link Display • Display a list of patent application correspondence, by date, with links to IFW images § Submit request for bibliographic data changes online for Pre-Grant Publication purposes § E-Patent Reference (added in December 2003) § Submit request for CN Address or Practitioner change online (added in November 2003) § Examiner’s name in application display links to Employee Locator contact information 15

Why Use PAIR? n In addition private PAIR includes (as does public PAIR): É Why Use PAIR? n In addition private PAIR includes (as does public PAIR): É View bibliographic data and file history É View continuity, foreign priority, Pre-Grant Publication numbers and dates, PTA/PTE history É Link to Full-Text and Images on the web for patents and published applications É Link to Office of Finance website for maintenance fee statements and payment information É Search by Class/Subclass/GAU to display associated Class/Subclass and Group Art Unit. É Search Employee Locator to display name, phone number and organization 3/19/2018 16

What is PAIR? n Web Interface n Access to Certain PALM Data and IFW What is PAIR? n Web Interface n Access to Certain PALM Data and IFW Images n Two Versions: É Public PAIR: published applications and patents ü É Private PAIR: public application information plus the customer’s unpublished applications in progress ü ü 3/19/2018 No specific software required, but only public information available Requires session encryption software (USPTO Direct) and a PKI digital certificate for user authentication Can be accessed by pro se applicant or attorney/agent 17

How to Get Private PAIR? § § § 3/19/2018 § § Request a Customer How to Get Private PAIR? § § § 3/19/2018 § § Request a Customer Number through the Electronic Business Center (EBC) Associates a Customer Number with a correspondence address, fee address, and/or a list of practitioners (or pro se inventors) http: //www. uspto. gov/ebc/registration_pair. html Request a PKI digital certificate through the EBC Associates a pro se inventor or a patent practitioner with one or more Customer Numbers http: //www. uspto. gov/ebc/registration_pair. html Request that applications be associated with the new Customer Number Download and submit a Customer Number Upload Spreadsheet to the Patent EBC to associate multiple applications PTO/SB/81 Power of Attorney and Correspondence Address Indication PTO/SB/122 or 123 Change Correspondence Address, Application or Patent Install USPTO Direct encryption software on computer Use to create PKI digital certificate Use to access private PAIR 18

Why Use Private PAIR? § Four Top Selling Points (additional features are illustrated at Why Use Private PAIR? § Four Top Selling Points (additional features are illustrated at the end of the presentation): § § View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications § Displays a list of OAs, by date, with links to IFW images § Publication Review § 3/19/2018 Image File Wrapper Download Cited US References 19

Private PAIR – Main Search Screen 3/19/2018 20 Private PAIR – Main Search Screen 3/19/2018 20

Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper 59 DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 21 Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper 59 DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 21

Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper IFW Document List Click link to view document image Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper IFW Document List Click link to view document image 3/19/2018 Check to download document image 22

Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper IFW Document Review 3/19/2018 23 Private PAIR: Image File Wrapper IFW Document Review 3/19/2018 23

Private PAIR – View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications n Results of View Outgoing Correspondence Notification(s): Private PAIR – View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications n Results of View Outgoing Correspondence Notification(s): É É É Application No. Patent No. Attorney Docket Number Mailing Date Document Description n Links to document image, if available 3/19/2018 24

Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications Search Select the Customer Number and Date Range Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications Search Select the Customer Number and Date Range 3/19/2018 25

Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications Results Link to IFW document image 3/19/2018 26 Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence Notifications Results Link to IFW document image 3/19/2018 26

Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence – View Document Image Link to Download option 3/19/2018 Private PAIR: View Outgoing Correspondence – View Document Image Link to Download option 3/19/2018 27

Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 28 Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 28

Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request – Review Data 3/19/2018 29 Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request – Review Data 3/19/2018 29

Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request 3/19/2018 30 Private PAIR: Publication Review and Online Change Request 3/19/2018 30

Publication Review and Online Change Request – Review Receipt 3/19/2018 31 Publication Review and Online Change Request – Review Receipt 3/19/2018 31

Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference n Provides electronic access to cited US patent and published Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference n Provides electronic access to cited US patent and published application references n Deployed to private PAIR customers 12/1/03 É Launch from private PAIR “Display References” option É Select from available reference forms (IDS, PTO 892) É Download in PDF format É View in Adobe Acrobat Reader® É Requires download of free Java® software 3/19/2018 32

Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference n United States Patents and Patent application publications will no Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference n United States Patents and Patent application publications will no longer be mailed with Office actions. See “USPTO to Provide Electronic Access to Cited U. S. Patent References with Office Actions and Cease Supplying Paper Copies”, 1282 Off. Gaz. Patent Office 109 (May 18, 2004) n Office will continue to supply paper copies of foreign patent documents and non-patent literature with Office actions. n Alternative sources: • Patent Images on the Web / Application Images on the Web • Purchase from USPTO (Office of Public Records) • Purchase from third-party vendors 3/19/2018 33

Private PAIR – e-Patent Reference: Display References 59 3/19/2018 34 Private PAIR – e-Patent Reference: Display References 59 3/19/2018 34

Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference 3/19/2018 35 Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference 3/19/2018 35

Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference 3/19/2018 36 Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference 3/19/2018 36

Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference View Downloaded Reference 3/19/2018 37 Private PAIR: e-Patent Reference View Downloaded Reference 3/19/2018 37

Thank You! Questions? Contact: Karin Ferriter (703) 306 -3159 Senior Legal Advisor Robert J. Thank You! Questions? Contact: Karin Ferriter (703) 306 -3159 Senior Legal Advisor Robert J. Spar (703) 308 -5107 Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration

Appendix § Additional private PAIR features § Searching by Customer Number (CN), § Submitting Appendix § Additional private PAIR features § Searching by Customer Number (CN), § Submitting Changing the list of patent practitioners or address associated with a CN, § Examiner Information § Introduction to public PAIR § Questions for the EBC 3/19/2018 39

Searching by Customer Number Searching “Applications by Customer Number” will retrieve the applications in Searching by Customer Number Searching “Applications by Customer Number” will retrieve the applications in which the Customer Number is used for the Correspondence Address. 3/19/2018 40

Private PAIR: Online Customer Number Data Change Request Customer Number data changes may also Private PAIR: Online Customer Number Data Change Request Customer Number data changes may also be submitted on paper by downloading the Request for Customer Number Data Change form and mailing it to USPTO, Mail Stop EBC, P. O. Box 1450, Alexandria VA 22313, or faxing it to (703)308 -2840. 3/19/2018 41

Private PAIR: Online Customer Number Change Request 59 NO CITY NA 970 -1234 970 Private PAIR: Online Customer Number Change Request 59 NO CITY NA 970 -1234 970 -1235 SMITH, MELISSA JONES, WALTER A. 3/19/2018 42

Private PAIR – Examiner Name Link 59 DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 43 Private PAIR – Examiner Name Link 59 DOE, JANE A. 3/19/2018 43

Introduction to Public PAIR n Search by application number, patent number, or publication number Introduction to Public PAIR n Search by application number, patent number, or publication number n View bibliographic data and file history n View continuity, foreign priority, Pre-Grant Publication numbers and dates, PTA/PTE history n Link to Full-Text and Images on the web for patents and published applications n Link to Office of Finance website for maintenance fee statements and payment info n Search by Class/Subclass/GAU to display associated Class/Subclass and Group Art Unit. 3/19/2018 n Search Employee Locator to display name, phone number and organization 44

Public PAIR 08999942 3/19/2018 45 Public PAIR 08999942 3/19/2018 45

Public PAIRApplication Detail - Pending DOE, JANE. Bib Data Additional search options PALM file Public PAIRApplication Detail - Pending DOE, JANE. Bib Data Additional search options PALM file history 3/19/2018 46

Public PAIRApplication Detail - Patent Links to Office of Finance website for maintenance fee Public PAIRApplication Detail - Patent Links to Office of Finance website for maintenance fee info 3/19/2018 47

Questions to Direct to the Electronic Business Center (EBC) 1. Customer Number ü ü Questions to Direct to the Electronic Business Center (EBC) 1. Customer Number ü ü ü 2. PKI Certificate ü ü ü 3. How do I get access to private PAIR? How long does it take to get my codes? How to create or recover a profile? Electronic Filing System (EFS) ü ü ü 4. How to obtain a customer number? Which form do I use? How will I receive my customer number? I can’t download this software from the website, how do I get this software? How do I resolve the errors that I get when I validate in Epave? I have XP, how do I do my specification if PASAT is not compatible? Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) ü ü ü Why do I get an invalid error when I enter in my case number? I forgot my password, how can I gain access to PAIR? My company uses proxys on our server, how can I connect to PAIR? See also PAIR Frequently Asked Questions: 3/19/2018 http: //pair-direct. uspto. gov/final/images/pair_faq. html 48

How to Contact the EBC? Hours of operation Monday-Friday 6 am to 12 pm How to Contact the EBC? Hours of operation Monday-Friday 6 am to 12 pm ET Website: www. uspto. gov/ebc Toll Free: (800)786 -9199 or (703) 305 -3028 Fax: (703) 308 -2840 E-mail: ebc@uspto. gov Postal Address: Mail Stop EBC Commissioner for Patents P. O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313 -1450 Training: EFS. Training@uspto. gov 3/19/2018 49