Rule Change Won't Affect Most Small Companies: PTO

Law360, New York (March 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The majority of small companies would not have to pay significantly higher fees to comply with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s proposed rule on claims using alternative language, according to an analysis by the office.

The PTO found that 82% of small companies in the biotechnology and chemical arts fields and 98% of small companies in the electrical and mechanical fields would not incur “any notable incremental costs” associated with its rule proposed in August, according to the PTO's analysis, published Monday in the Federal...
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