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January 05, 2009


Interestingly, stories number 1, 2, 4 and number 5 are about the PTO ignoring laws it finds inconvenient.

The Obviousness Guidelines and Written Description materials are "economically significant guidance documents." As such, they should have been run through notice and comment, and posted on a web page of significant guidance documents - see instructions from the President:


Thank you David for your tireless guardianship.

I believe that the USPTO avoids at all costs the instructions and executive orders of the President because they would have to acknowledge that the Office in large part is causing the problems.


New "Top Story" for 2009: Dudas has announced his resignation (apparently effective January 12). See Patently-O.

Mr. Boundy,

Your dedication and unremitting effort has once more yielded outstanding and unsurpassed results. I believe this is one of, if not the most, important patent law events of the past year. Congratulations on an yet another superlative accomplishment!

Dr. Suzanne Sutton, NYC

I am new to your blog. Thanks for the outstanding work!

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