About the Authors

  • The Authors and Contributors of "Patent Docs" are patent attorneys and agents, many of whom hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines.
2018 Juristant Badge - MBHB_165
Juristat #4 Overall Rank

E-mail Newsletter

  • Enter your e-mail address below to receive the "Patent Docs" e-mail newsletter.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Contact the Docs

Docs on Twitter


Disclaimer

  • "Patent Docs" does not contain any legal advice whatsoever. This weblog is for informational purposes only, and its publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. In addition, nothing on "Patent Docs" constitutes a solicitation for business. This weblog is intended primarily for other attorneys. Moreover, "Patent Docs" is the personal weblog of the Authors; it is not edited by the Authors' employers or clients and, as such, no part of this weblog may be so attributed. All posts on "Patent Docs" should be double-checked for their accuracy and current applicability.
Juristat_165
Juristat #8 Overall Rank

Pharma-50-transparent_216px_red

« Draft Report on Senate Patent Reform Bill Circulated | Main | USPTO News: USPTO e-Commerce Update and Public PAIR Verification System »

January 15, 2008

Comments

Too bad. I wish they had simply adopted and reaffirmed the current unintentional abandonment/late filing practice and made it retroactive to do away with the Aritocrat v. IGT issue.

David- I think you are right to assume that this would give explicit statutory authority to the PTO to consider accepting late filings, such as presented to the court in the Aristocrat v. IGT case. It'll be interesting to see how the Federal Circuit deals with this issue on appeal. Also, the language of the amended section appears to give a lot of room for the Director's discretion concerning each petition/request. Perhaps the threshold showing for these type of petitions will be high (or higher than revival because of unintentional abandonment)? Thanks for the comment.

The comments to this entry are closed.

August 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31