FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Harry M. Seidman
ACUS Extending Comment Period for Small Claims Patent Court Study
Washington, D.C., July 6, 2022 – The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is extending the period for interested persons to submit comments on issues associated with a potential small claims patent court. Comments will be due 45 days after publication in the Federal Register of a supplemental notice extending the period for public comments.
ACUS published a notice in the Federal Register on May 3 requesting views, information, and data on issues associated with and options for designing a small claims patent court (87 Fed. Reg. 26183).
The request is part of an independent study that ACUS is conducting for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. All interested persons are invited to participate in this project by submitting comments as described in the May 3 request for information.
To learn more about the study and follow its progress, visit www.acus.gov/research-projects/us-patent-small-claims-court.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector. Except for the Chairman, all Conference Members are unpaid.
The Conference is committed to promoting effective public participation and efficiency in the rulemaking process by leveraging interactive technologies and encouraging open communication with the public as well as making improvements to the regulatory process by reducing unnecessary litigation, and improving the use of science and the effectiveness of applicable laws.
Learn more at www.acus.gov.
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