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USPTO Proposes Increased Patent Fees

By Scott Cleere • Apr 6th, 2012 • Category: Intellectual Property Law

The USPTO released their proposed fee increases for the next fiscal year. Though most of the increases are moderate, there are some significant increases:

USPTO Announces Pilot for Responses After Final Rejection

By Scott Cleere • Apr 5th, 2012 • Category: Intellectual Property Law, Newest Post

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new test program for handling applicant response filed after a final rejection. Under current law, an applicant does not have the right to amend a patent application, including the claims, after a final rejection. Under current practice, an amendment submitted after [...]