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Additional Relief to Patent Applicants and Owners under the CARES Act

As an extension of relief relating to the coronavirus crisis, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that, for small and micro entities only, filings that would have been deemed timely filed if filed by June 1, 2020, will now be deemed timely filed if filed by July 1, 2020. After May 31, 2020, large entities should seek relief on a case-by-case basis, through the filing of a petition for an extension of time or a petition to revive, accompanied by any required fee. The USPTO has further waived the fee for petition to revive abandoned applications and replaced the requirement with a statement that applicant was affected by the crisis.

Read the details of the relief here.




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