We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Patent Attorneys Cry Foul At PTO Application Changes

Law360 (January 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Patent professionals are reacting with frustration to the application requirements proposed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which they say unfairly shifts the work of patent examiners onto the laps of applicants.

The USPTO is seeking to limit the number of claims reviewed during initial examination and require applicants to file written justifications when completing continuation applications.

More proposed changes are on the horizon as well, including requiring applicants to complete patentability reports with each application, according to John Doll, the USPTO’s commissioner for patent...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.