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June 03, 2010

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I will attend the meeting on the 20th of July.

The new options only complicate an already complicated system. It would be better for all if the Office would just hire enough examiners to handle the work load efficiently. I am not in favor of the new three tier system.

This is an indication that Director Kappos understands that different patent applications should be treated differently -- implementing this concept could contribute to increased efficiency at the USPTO. Though I'm not yet convinced that fast/ordinary/delayed is the ideal system for categorizing patent applications, at least it's a step in the right direction. I believe that the USPTO needs to start reviewing several different types of multi-tiered approaches to patent examination, because the traditional one-size-fits-all approach doesn't meet the needs of today's environment.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/25/patent-reform-misses-the-mark/

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