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Elevate Your Prosecution: Petitioning Examiner Errors After Final

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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USPTO Petition Process: Who Should Pay for the Burden of Inordinate Delays and “Mistakes”?

All applicants deserve to have their petitions treated in a consistent manner…. Inconsistency within the USPTO’s petition practice should not be used as a poor excuse for further inconsistency.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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USPTO After Final Petition Statistics – Are Things as Bad as They Appear? (Part VI)

The USPTO apparently gives each Technology Center the discretion as to when and how they choose to process petitions, and even who has authority to decide such petitions. This results in significant TC-to-TC variation in standards of review, petition pendency, and grant rates, making it difficult for practitioners to know what to expect when filing similar types of petitions in various TCs.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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The Good, the Bad and the Missing: Findings from a Review of the Data on Granted Retroactive Foreign Filing Licenses

The process to obtain a RFFL, while often lengthy and arduous, is successfully accomplished over 70% of the time…. Yet, it should be concerning that 84% of the granted decisions for a RFFL are not found in Public PAIR’s Image File Wrapper.”

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

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