Posts Tagged: AFCP


After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 Extended by USPTO

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended to September 30, 2020. AFCP 2.0 is part of our ongoing …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 4

Patent Office Extends After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0

Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) would be extended until September 30, 2019. The goal of …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 9

News & Notes for September 2013

Clouding IP Faces Inter Partes Review at the USPTO. ***** Goodlatte's Second "Discussion Draft" of Patent Reform Legislation. ***** IPO White Paper Calls for Update to Patent Examination System. ***** …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

USPTO Modifies After Final Amendment Pilot Program

Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced in the Federal Register that it would modified the After Final Consideration Pilot Program (AFCP) to …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

New PTO Initiative Gives More Opportunities to Amend After Final

All and all this seems like a positive development. If you do provide a claim set that defines the invention from broad to narrow it seems extremely …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 12