[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2001)]
[Page 8571]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-2820]



United States Patent and Trademark Office

RIN 0651-AB29

Extension of Comment Period: Standard for Declaring a Patent 

AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice, extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The period for commenting on the Federal Register notice dated 
December 20, 2000 (65 FR 79809) regarding the standard for declaring a 
patent interference is extended.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 28, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments:
    1. Electronically to ``[email protected]'', Subject: 
    2. By mail to Director of the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office, BOX INTERFERENCE, Washington, D.C. 20231, ATTN: ``Interference-
in-Fact''; or
    3. By facsimile to 703-305-0942, ATTN: ``Interference-in-fact''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred E. McKelvey or Richard Torczon at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a Federal Register notice published 
December 20, 2000, the public was invited to comment on the standard 
used to declare patent interferences. In response to requests from the 
public to extend the period for public comment, the comment period is 
extended one month to ensure ample opportunity for public comment.

Comment Format

    Comments should be submitted in electronic form if possible, either 
via the Internet or on a 3\1/4\-inch diskette. Comments submitted in 
electronic form should be submitted as ASCII text. Special characters, 
proprietary formats, and encryption should not be used.

    Authority: 35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2)(A), 3(a)(2), 135(a).

    Dated: January 26, 2001.
Nicholas P. Godici,
Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting 
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
[FR Doc. 01-2820 Filed 1-31-01; 8:45 am]