Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Limitations on continuing applications at USPTO a done deal?

I/P Updates stated:

According to Hal Wegner, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Jay P. Lucas announced in his luncheon speech at the George Mason University Law School on July 18, 2006 that the final rules package on continuation and claim number limitations would be published at some point between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Apart from the negative feedback on the proposed limitations in the public comments, one notes the paper "Patent Continuation Applications" by Schreiner and Doody which appears at 88 JPTOS 556.


Lucas did not address the scope of any revisions to the proposal that may be made.


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