US patent operations may be halted after the second week in February

The USPTO posted a note yesterday alerting that patent operations could be halted after the second week in February because of the US Government shutdown.  Trademark operations may last until at least mid-April.  As a precaution, we strongly advise to file any patent applications in the US before the second week in February if at all possible.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.