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October 08, 2008



I commend your effort to get the word out here. The USPTO hierarchy is so out of control that I look at everything they propose with a jaundiced eye. These Appeal Rules simply exalt form over substance, and do nothing to address the reasons for so many appeals (namely "bad" rejections). What is really annoying is the continuing failure to provide similar requirements for the Examiner's Answer. Good luck to you and your efforts to have decisions on these Rule packages be based on facts, data, and evidence, and not opinion, speculation or politics.

If you email Ms.Fawcett as instructed above, you will receive a reply indicating the following:

The ICR has been submitted to the OMB and is expected to be publicly available within 24 hours on the web at the Federal Information Collection Review page at RegInfo.gov.

Once loaded to the RegInfo.gov site, you may access the full submission. Please go to http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain and search under “currently under review.” You will search the Department of Commerce list for the various “PTO” submissions under review. You can also perform an advanced search for the agency and sub-agency search, and select the status “Received in OIRA”.

If you are interested in obtaining a paper copy of the submission posted to the www.RegInfo.gov site, I can mail you a printed copy. To request a printed copy, please provide me with your physical mailing address.

If you are still interested in an electronic copy through e-mail, let me know. Be advised that it could take 2-3 business days to process your request.

Thank you very much.

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