USPTO Announces Extension of Certain Patent Deadlines

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Patent Offices and Federal Courts — March 31 UPDATE By Donald Zuhn –- In a USPTO Alert distributed earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced the availability of extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. The extensions are a result of the temporary authority provided to the USPTO by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. Declaring that “[i]nventors and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy, and we recognize that…

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