This site presents my informal comments on current topics and developments in patent law, for purposes of discussion and dialog. It is intended to provide only a general discussion of USPTO post-grant procedure, and is not a commentary on specific rules, procedures, costs or statutory requirements. It does not provide legal advice or legal opinion on any specific topic or problem, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. The posts are not law review notes or comments, and generally do not attempt to identify or analyze precedent. The information and analysis may be incorrect or incomplete.
Many of my preliminary conclusions set forth are speculative, and will be extensively revised or abandoned in view of subsequent reconsideration and legal developments. Without doubt, many of these suggestions will prove to be incorrect as this new field of administrative litigation develops, and the interpretation and regulations issued by the USPTO are tested in the courts. I hope that citations to the new statute, regulations, and interpretations by the USPTO and other commentators will be useful, but I cannot ensure that they are complete or accurate.
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