A USPTO Examination Policy Change You May Have Missed

By Julie Burke and David Gass (August 19, 2020, 12:37 PM EDT) -- With little fanfare, the latest Manual of Patent Examining Procedure revision in June inserted a subtle, but potentially significant, change to the first-action final rejection practice that may make the patent examination process more costly for patent applicants, and more profitable for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office....

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