Further USPTO extensions under the CARES Act

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced further extensions under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act).  The USPTO’s Notice of Extended Waiver of Patent-Related Timing Deadlines and Notice of Extended Waiver of Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines explain that the time to file certain documents or fees is being extended to June 1, 2020 for certain deadlines occurring on March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2020 – provided that the delay “was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”