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May 03, 2022


I am aware of a large host of practitioners HIGHLY upset with the ham-fisted and heavy-handed approach of the Patent Office on this topic.

I am pretty certain that at least one of them would wonder whether any "impact statement" would include the billable/non-billable time required to comply with:

Office concludes the notice by stating that:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review their applications, including the USPTO-generated PDF, shortly after filing...

With respect to the instant very excellent patent blog, Carl Oppedahl has also blogged about more technical aspects of the DOCX issue as the proposals and details have progressed and noted a number of foibles on his blog (Ant-Like Persistence). For example, https://blog.oppedahl.com/?p=7659

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