Patent & Trademark Due Dates Pushed to 6/1
Not surprisingly, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) again extended the time to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees, which otherwise would have been due between March 27 and May 31, to June 1, 2020. This is in addition to the prior extension the USPTO had announced on March 31, 2020 in accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
The limited relief provided for PTAB trial proceedings under the March 31st notice ends on April 30th. Relief sought thereafter will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The recent notice also makes clear that to take advantage of the waiver of the petition to revive fee (announced on March 16th) that the abandonment, termination or limiting, must occur prior to May 31, 2020.