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September 26, 2007


"for example, he said it was not the Office's intention that an International Preliminary Examination would preclude an applicant from filing divisional applications in response to a U.S. Examiner-imposed restriction requirement in a national phase application, but that the rules seemed to so indicate and some Office personnel were misinterpreting the rules in this way."

Could you please provide details as to how the rules might be "misinterpreted"? NIPRA has a "quiz" up with more than 10 hypotheticals relating to how the rules might produce unfair/unexpected results for patent applicants, and would like to add more hypotheticals to raise awareness. Thank you.


Dear NIPRA anonymous:

We have a new post that explains the situation; please let us know if you need anything additional (it should go up tonight).

Thanks for the comment.

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