Monday IPDate December 11, 2023

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USPTO announced Semiconductor Technology Pilot Program in support of CHIPS for America Program

To encourage research, development, and innovation in semiconductor manufacturing, the Commerce Department’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced a new Semiconductor Technology Pilot Program developed to support the CHIPS for America program.

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EPO: Page fees abolished for ST.25 sequence listings filed as part of divisional applications

Applicants will be exempt from page fees for the parent application’s ST.25 sequence listing (in PDF) additionally filed as part of a divisional application. This change in EPO practice follows a request of the user community.