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Last Chance To Expand Patent Coverage?

Law360 (June 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The clock is ticking on a new set of patent rules designed to curtail substantially a patent owner's ability to expand the coverage of its key patent assets by filing continuation applications. Patent owners have long enjoyed the flexibility to re-evaluate pending patent applications and draft new claims covering additional concepts of an invention, provided the concepts are disclosed fully in the patent application, and the application has not yet been issued. These new claims may be introduced in a continuation application, which maintains the benefit...
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