Further Extension of After Final Consideration Practice 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) Pilot Program

The After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0), which had been scheduled to expire on December 14, 2013, has been further extended through September 30, 2014.  The terms of the AFCP 2.0 program, as implemented May 13, 2013, are unchanged.  Please see our May 17, 2013 Special Report for specifics regarding this program.  To participate, an applicant must file a transmittal requesting consideration under AFCP 2.0 with the amendment and electronically file the documents.  Examiner guidelines are available at http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/afcp_guidelines.pdf.