USPTO’s COVID-19 Response: News, Updates, and Operational Status

In this uncharted territory with COVID-19, the USPTO created a dedicated section of its website for its public messaging related to COVID-19. The link can be found here. To date, the USPTO notices include:

USPTO waives original handwritten signature requirement;

Relief for USPTO customers affected by COVID-19;

USPTO offices closed to the public;

Interviews, oral hearings and in-person meetings; and

USPTO building operating status.

As the situation continues to evolve, updated notices from the USPTO will be posted on the Prosecution First blog.