In anticipation of the imminent passage of patent reform law, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has posted a number of documents that would begin the process of developing rules to implement the law, seeking public comment from stakeholders and the public. According to USPTO, the new law, when enacted, will set some deadlines for implementation that will require expeditious rulemaking proceedings. “Given this tight time frame, preliminary input . . . on implementation of the key provisions would facilitate this process even before the legislation has been enacted.” The documents have been grouped under these general headings: patents, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, fees and budgetary issues, congressionally directed studies and reports, and miscellaneous.