Bill Heinze: How you can really help the USPTO
In an uncharacteristically tart response to comments by USPTO Commissioner Jon Dudas on how patent practitioners can improve trade applications, Bill Heinze writes:
"Perhaps we could just start with eliminating restriction, election, and final action practices at the USPTO, before we dismantle the duty of disclosure. While the patent bar can no doubt do more to make claims easier to read, much less examine, I'm not sure that practioners have that much control over the volume of continuing applications and supporting references. Besides, isn't the examination process supposed to get just a little bit easier after the third round?"
Posted by Laurel Newby on October 19, 2005 at 03:03 PM | Permalink
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