If this legislation is enacted, the USPTO will need to undertake a series of rulemakings to implement the Act. Because several provisions of the AIA require implementation within a period of one year from enactment, expeditious rulemaking proceedings will be required. Given this tight time frame, preliminary input from our stakeholders and the public on implementation of the key provisions would facilitate this process even before the legislation has been enacted.
If you wish to submit comments, we ask that you submit your comment to the attention of the contact person for that area (see below) and reference in the subject line one of the five topic areas and the specific issue addressed in the comment. Comments submitted by email are preferred and may be addressed to email@example.com. Comments may also be mailed to Mail Stop Comments-Patents, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, marked to the attention of Hiram Bernstein. Comments will be posted on the USPTO website. We recommend that you do not include information, such as an address or phone number, that you do not want to be made public.