Sunstein LLP is following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in order to protect the health of our employees, clients, and community and help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Our employees are working from home and continuing to provide services to all of our clients. Working virtually is seamless for everyone at Sunstein LLP since our firm converted to completely paperless operations 12 years ago.
No matter what the coming weeks hold, we expect all work on behalf of clients to proceed as planned, and we do not anticipate any disruption.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is now physically closed to the public, however all work is on schedule with no anticipated delays. The USPTO has announced that it has further extended its policies regarding the extension of deadlines. Specifically, with respect to deadlines that would have been due between March 27 and May 31, 2020, the announcement states that the USPTO is extending those deadlines to June 1, 2020, if a written request is made at the time of filing that the delay was caused by a material disruption to the filer or filer’s attorney due to COVID-19. In addition, the USPTO has agreed to waive its fee for petitions to revive applications which have been inadvertently abandoned.
We are committed to being a resource to our clients to help achieve your business goals. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or if there is any way we can assist you.