The weather reports for the Washington area call for “six to ten inches of snow” between now and noon on Tuesday. So the USPTO will be formally closed on Tuesday, February 17. This means that if you needed to file something on the 17th to satisfy some USPTO due date, it will be timely if filed on Wednesday the 18th.
Alert reader Michael Nye reminds us that even if a federal holiday or a snow day gives us an extra day to respond to some USPTO due date, this does not undo any possible erosion of accumulated Patent Term Adjustment that could follow from a postponement of the filing of a response. He is quite right about this.
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