United States Patent and Trademark Office extends time to file

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 27, 2020, further extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees under its temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The USPTO recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic imposes disruption and hardships to small businesses and individual inventors.  This extension allows increased flexibility for small and micro entities to  make their filings as timely filed if filed by July 1, 2020.  For large entities, after May 31, 2020, relief will be available to those who need it on a case-by-case basis by petitions to the director, e.g. a petition for an extension of time or a petition to revive.

A link to the order can be found here: www.uspto.gov

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