Privacy Act Statement
The Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579) requires that you be given certain information in connection with your
submission of the attached form related to a patent application or patent. Accordingly, pursuant to the
requirements of the Act, please be advised that: (1) the general authority for the collection of this information is
35 U.S.C. 2(b)(2); (2) furnishing of the information solicited is voluntary; and (3) the principal purpose for which
the information is used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is to process and/or examine your submission
related to a patent application or patent. If you do not furnish the requested information, the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office may not be able to process and/or examine your submission, which may result in termination
of proceedings or abandonment of the application or expiration of the patent.
The information provided by you in this form will be subject to the following routine uses:
1. The information on this form w
ill be treated confidentially to the extent allowed under the Freed
Information Act (5 U.S.C.
552) and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C 552a). Records from this system
records may be disclosed to the Department of Justice to determine whether disclosure of these
records is required by the Freedom of Information Act.
2. A record from
this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, in the course of prese
evidence to a
court, magistrate, or administrative tribunal, including disclosures to opposing coun
the course of settlement ne
3. A record in this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a Member of Congress
submitting a request involving an individ
ual, to whom the record pertains, when the individua
istance from the Member with respect to the subject ma
tter of the record.
in this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a contractor of the Ag
having need f
or the information in order to perform a contract. Recipients of information shall b
required to co
mply with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
A record related to an International Application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty in this
system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to the International Bureau of the
Property Organization, pursuant to the Patent Cooperatio
A record in thi
s system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to another federal agency
purposes of National Securit
y review (35 U.S.C. 181) and for review pursuant to the Atomic Energy Ac
(42 U.S.C. 21
7. A record from
this system of records may be disclosed, as
a routine use, to the Administrator, General
his/her designee, during an inspection of records conducted by GSA as part of
onsibility to recommend improvements in records management practices and programs
under authority of 44 U.S.
C. 2904 and 2906. Such disclosure shall be made in accordance wit
ions governing inspection of records for this purpose, and any other relevant (i.e., GSA or
Commerce) directive. Such disclosure shall not be used to make determinations abo
8. A record from this system
of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to the public after ei
the application pursuant to 35 U.S.C.
122(b) or issuance of a patent pursuant to 35
Further, a record may be disclosed, subject to the limitatio
ns of 37 CFR 1.14, as a routine
use, to the pu
blic if the record was filed in an application which became abandoned or in whic
were terminated and which application is referenced by either a published applicatio
application open to public inspection or an issued patent.
A record from this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a Federal, State, or local
w enforcement agency, if the USPTO becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of law